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Affectiva announces availability of Emotion as a Service and version 2.0 of emotion-sensing SDK
These new offerings provide unique emotion-sensing and analytics capabilities, slated to transform various industries. Affdex Emotion as a Service makes emotion data available on demand, yielding highly accurate results at a very low cost. Send data collected with optical sensors or cameras. In return, receive powerful emotion metrics.

Webcast: The Story of Unspoken Emotions in Advertising: Augmenting Surveys with Facial Expression Analysis and Eye Tracking
Please join The ARF for a free webinar at 1 p.m. EST on November 12 as Affectiva President and CEO, Nick Langeveld, and iMotions Founder and CEO, Peter Hartzbech, present on emotion analytics in advertising and how their new solution augments the traditional survey approach with facial expression analytics and eye tracking. Click below to register today.

Affectiva and iMotions partner to add emotion analytics to biometric research solution
PR Newswire
Affectiva's and iMotions' new solution adds facial coding and emotional analytics to eye tracking, brainwave measurement, as well as physiological sensors on top of traditional surveys and questionnaires, to better asses user behavior. From this, clients that require real-time emotion analytics can be a part of a multi-modal, on-premises research solution.

The StarWars BB-8 droid emotion-enabled with the Affectiva SDK
Using our SDK, we emotion-enabled the new StarWars BB-8 droid by robotics company Sphero. You can now control BB-8 with your facial expressions of emotion. For example, when you are angry BB-8 runs away scared. See the video.

Computers can't read your mind yet, but they're getting closer
Strides in cloud computing, image recognition and artificial intelligence are helping startups, like Affectiva, make software that is "emotionally intelligent." This article was accompanied by The Datacenter Show podcast interview with Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva VP Marketing and Product Strategy.

Waltham firm helps computers learn empathy by mapping the human face
The Boston Globe
Long before any human can read a book, he or she can read emotions. By glancing at someone's face, people know whether someone is happy or angry, frightened or confused. Now computers are learning to do the same, with help from a Waltham company.

Predicting ad liking and purchase intent: Large-scale analysis of facial responses to ads
IEEE Computer Society
Billions of online video ads are viewed every month. We present a large-scale analysis of facial responses to video content measured over the Internet and their relationship to marketing effectiveness. We collected over 12,000 facial responses from 1,223 people to 170 ads from a range of markets and product categories. The facial responses were automatically coded frame-by-frame.

TED Radio Hour: How are our screens changing us now?
Host Guy Raz raises the curtain on a special multi-part TED Radio Hour about our ambivalent relationships with our screens. It's normal for us to always be glued to our screens. So how are they changing us, and how will they shape our future? We also hear an interview with Rana el Kaliouby, "Will Our Screens Soon Be Able To Read Our Emotions?"

Why do we remember faces but not names?
Science Friday
It's happened to all of us: We're at an event and recognize peoples' faces all over the room, but names utterly escape us. Don't feel bad. When it comes to linking faces and names, the deck is stacked against us from evolutionary, neuroanatomical and practical perspectives.


Did You Know That...
Charles Darwin researched emotion as well? In 1872 — 13 years after publishing On The Origin of Species — he published The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
Free Eval of Emotion-Sensing SDK
Developers, creative agencies, designers and makers can emotion-enable their apps and digital experiences with our emotion-sensing technology! Give it a whirl with the free evaluation of our SDKs at:

Affectiva issued patent providing video recommendation driven by emotions
Affectiva's latest patent covers video and other media recommendation based on a person's emotional response. This will not only transform how users engage with content and express their preferences, but will also dramatically improve how content providers make recommendations now that they can personalize experiences based on emotion.

Affectiva wins DMA Innovation Award
Affectiva is a recipient of the DMA Innovation Award 2015 in the category Consumer Insight Solution — Measurement. The DMA will highlight the achievements of all award recipients at the &THEN event October 4 - 6, 2015 in Boston.


HUBWeek's Celebrate Boston | October 5
Affectiva will demo at the Celebrate Boston event, held at 6:00pm October 5th at WeWork Boston.

FutureM | October 7
Affectiva President and CEO, Nick Langeveld speaks on a panel named, "This is Your Brain on Marketing," on October 7 at FutureM. This will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

TEDx Cambridge | October 8
Affectiva will demo at TEDxCambridge, a unique evening event experience and technology exhibition, on October 8 at the Back Bay Events Center.

WIRED2015 | October 15-16
Daniel McDuff, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at Affectiva has been nominated as one of 12 WIRED Innovation Fellows 2015 and will speak at this annual WIRED conference in London.

CXSF 2015 | October 23
Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Science Officer at Affectiva, will keynote at Forrester's Forum for Customer Experience Professionals on October 23 in San Francisco.

Connected Health Symposium 2015 | October 29
Affectiva demos in the Startup Pavillion at the Partners Health Connected health event on October 29 in Boston, while Rana el Kaliouby speaks on a panel named, "Brain-Computer Interface: The Mind-Machine Connection Tracks and Interprets Our Thoughts, Expressions and Movements."

German American Conference | October 30
Affectiva demos and Chief Strategy & Science Officer, Rana el Kaliouby, speaks on a panel at Harvard University on October 30.

Web Summit | November 4
Chief Strategy & Science Officer at Affectiva, Rana el Kaliouby, speaks at Web Summit in Dublin on November 4.

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