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Profile: Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby is on a mission to humanize technology with artificial emotional intelligence.

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By Michael Rivera

Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby is on a mission to humanize technology with artificial emotional intelligence, or what she calls “Emotion AI.” Born in Cairo and raised in the Middle East, Rana is the co-founder and CEO of the Boston-based software company Affectiva. There, she’s developing a “deep learning” platform that combines facial expression with tone of voice to infer how a person is feeling.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1420749. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.