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Case Study: Autism Smart Glass
The Brain Power System is the world's first Augmented Reality Smart-Glass-System to empower children and adults with autism and teach themselves crucial social and cognitive skills. Affectiva software helps to power some of the system's most transformative and impactful emotion-based applications.

Why we need emotionally sensitive games
Erin Reynolds, Founder, President and Creative Director of Flying Mollusk, writes a guest blog on why emotionally-responsive games connect with us on a deeper level. They can leverage the most valuable data, instantly respond to each player as a unique individual and open up the conversation between user and media in a way that is nuanced.

Case Study: Emotion-aware social robot Tega
Researchers at the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab have recently integrated Tega, a new robot platform to support educational interactions with children, with the Affdex Mobile SDK for Android. This gives Tega the ability to sense and respond to the effective content of childrens' facial expressions, which the researchers combined into a reward signal and fed into an effective reinforcement learning algorithm that guides the robot's behavior.

The Emerging Emotion Economy
Inc. Uncensored podcast episode 72 discusses two companies on the forefront of the Emotion Economy: Lightwave, run by Rana June and Affectiva, run by Rana el Kaliouby. Hear this segment at the 7-minute mark.

Ready or not, companies will soon be tracking your emotions
Lightwave and Affectiva are among several companies furiously at work creating a new field — the emotion economy — focused on sensing and analyzing consumers' mental states.

Affectiva CEO among the 2016 Arab American innovators inducted into museum exhibit
Press and Guide
Ten innovators are being recognized for their ambition, talent and vision with spots in the "Making an Impact" exhibit, which pays tribute to Arab Americans who have made lasting impacts in their field and forged enduring legacies by influencing people on a global scale. It is a highly interactive gallery that tells the story of hundreds of Arab Americans and organizations and has inducted everyone from activists, physicians and politicians to athletes, entertainers and labor leaders.

Podcast: Music festivals and tracking your emotions
Welcome to the Inc. Uncensored podcast's 72nd episode! This show is hosted by Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter. Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses a portion of the summertime music-festival industry where innovation is actually happening: The merchandise table.

The 'Michael Jordan' of machine learning wants to put smarter A.I. in your home
Popular Science
Jibo, maker of a new generation of home robot, announced that it's adding veteran researcher Michael I. Jordan to its advisory board. Jordan has been ranked as the most influential computer science researcher by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and carries the superlative of "the Michael Jordan of machine learning," both literally and figuratively.

To drum up deals internationally, Fenox VC launches Startup World Cup with $1 million prize
Tech Crunch
San Jose-based Fenox Venture Capital, investor in Affectiva, is launching a series of pitch competitions called the Startup World Cup, with a $1 million investment prize, in an effort to identify top entrepreneurial talent in 11 international markets.

46 digital health companies that raised money in the second quarter of 2016
Mobi Health News
MobiHealthNews has rounded up Q2 2016 coverage into a handful of long-form stories. This section is on funding. In the second quarter of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked funding for health tech companies that totaled about $500 million.

Webinar: "Emotion Recognition is the Future of Market Research"
In research, we rely heavily on asking people to share their opinions. We strive to understand what factors prompt their behavior, and ultimately how we can drive that behavior in a direction that benefits the business we represent. Watch this recorded webinar where Affectiva and Confirmit discuss the importance of emotion in research, and how you can innovate your approach to dive deeper into the mind of the consumer.

The definitive guide to facial expression analysis
Everything you need to know about facial expression analysis is in this 42-page, easy-to-read guide developed by Affectiva's partner, iMotions. Whether you are new to facial expression analysis or an advanced facial coder, this guide will give you best practices to move your research forward.

Affectiva is hiring a Director of Strategic Partnerships!
The Director of Strategic Partnerships will play a critical role not only in the growth of our company but also in defining the future of Emotion AI. We are looking for a visionary who grasps the potential of Emotion AI beyond how technology works today, and who understands the value our technology can provide to other organizations and their clients across a wide variety of verticals and use cases.

Emotion-Enabled Video Communications
Boisy G. Pitre, Mobile Visionary, writes: "Communication is one of the drivers of the technological progress that we enjoy today. The ease in which I can reach out to another person over audio and video communications services such as FaceTime, Skype or simply via voice is due to the innovations that have blossomed in the telecommunications industry."

Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders
Rana el Kaliouby delivered a keynote for 4,000 of the best and brightest high school students at the June 30th Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.


Did You Know That...
We have have an Emotion AI evangelist, Boisy Pitre, who will work closely with developers on building amazing emotion-aware solutions with our technology. Reach out to him at boisy.pitre@affectiva.com to discuss your project: he would love to hear from you!
Affectiva Unity Plug-In
Emotion-enable your games, apps and digital experiences developed in Unity 3D with Affectiva's Unity plug-in. Get your free trial by emailing: gaminginfo@affectiva.com.


Tech in Motion | July 28 | Boston
Affectiva will be at this Boston tech event with hands-on demos of our emotion recognition technology.

Tech in Asia | September 6 | Tokyo
CEO Rana el Kaliouby will be interviewed on stage during "Emotion AI: How an MIT Startup is Humanizing Technology."

Tech Crunch Disrupt | September 12 - 14 | San Francisco
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world's leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what's top of mind for the tech industry's key innovators.

O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference | September 27 | New York City
Where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation, CEO Rana el Kaliouby will give an opening keynote address. It's a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on how to use it in real-world implementations.

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