Featured Session: Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Bring EQ into AI

What if technology could understand people in the same way that we understand one another? In a fireside chat in conjunction with the launch of her forthcoming book, Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology, Affectiva co-founder and CEO Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. will discuss her groundbreaking mission to humanize technology with Emotion AI — technology that has not just IQ, but EQ, or emotional intelligence. In a conversation with author and NPR contributor Aarti Shahani, Rana will recount her unforgettable journey as a Muslim, Egyptian-American scientist and entrepreneur overcoming cultural norms, and discuss how the applications of Emotion AI in automotive, advertising, mental health and autism research feed her conviction to transform our relationship with technology, and by extension, with one another.

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photo of Rana El Kaliouby, Ph.d.
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