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Little Dragon: Emotional Learning
Little Dragon is the first tutoring app that follows and responds to the student's ever changing emotional state using Affectiva's emotion recognition SDK. Emotion AI detects states like boredom and frustration then adjusts content to optimize and personalize the experience of learning. Read more about Little Dragon in this case study and support them on IndieGoGo.

Unruly teams up with Nielsen, Affectiva, Moodagent and Kent State University, bring end-to-end emotional intelligence to digital advertising
Video ad tech company Unruly launches two new products designed to bring end-to-end emotional intelligence to digital advertising. To help advertisers create an emotional connection with consumers, Unruly has developed Unruly EQ™ — an innovative new content testing tool that gives advertisers the data they need to maximize the emotional, social and business impact of their video content.

Affectiva partners with Giphy and opens its emotion-sensing API to small businesses
Tech Crunch
Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby made a pair of announcements at TechCrunch Disrupt that should bring the company's emotion-detecting systems to quite a few new people. First, the Affdex SDK and APIs are now free to any company that learns less than a million dollars a year. Affectiva's second announcement is perhaps a little closer to home.

Affectiva and Uber want to brighten your day with machine learning and emotional intelligence
Tech Crunch
Your phone doesn't know how you're feeling — but you may want it to if that capability came with a few fringe benefits. Affectiva makes emotion-detection software, and CEO Rana el Kaliouby was full of ideas today at Disrupt SF as to how it could be deployed, from gifs to Ubers.

The technologies that will shape your future are already here
The Daily Dot
The pace of technology is speeding up and many of the companies driving innovation are using artificial intelligence and robots to solve everyday problems, reinventing our world as we know it. At TechCrunch Disrupt, the annual tech conference, this couldn't have been more apparent, as AI and robotics startups showed off their new products.

Video: Rana el Kaliouby: Responsive Stories
Future of StoryTelling
Emotional intelligence has been ingrained in storytelling since the dawn of time. In oral storytelling, we use facial expressions to underscore the narrative and adapt the story in real time based on the audience's interest level. Rana el Kaliouby is interested in how we can make today's technology more emotionally intelligent.

How AI is changing human resources
Fast Company
Making a good impression with a prospective employer often requires little more than a great resume and congenial personality. But how do you impress an algorithm? That's the question facing applicants of Facebook, IBM and a spate of other companies that are starting to incorporate artificial intelligence into their hiring practices.

Podcast: The importance of emotion in AI systems
In this episode of the O'Reilly Data Show, Ben Lorica sits down with Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva to talk about the impact of deep learning and computer vision, Affectiva's large facial expression database and privacy and ethics in an era of multimodal systems.

SDK On the Spot: SYNC Game Controlled by User Emotions
Games are designed to take us on journeys and adventures - and the best games are able to appeal to us on an emotional level. While these designs are intended to connect with us at a deeper level to take us on an emotional journey, the majority of games today do not sense and adapt to a player's emotions... but what if they could?

Emotions in gaming: Passive vs. interactive experiences
Emotions in gaming have a long history. At one time, communicating emotional content was far more difficult than it is today. Think Mario or Space Invaders. Graphics cards and CPU clock speeds limited developers in a big way.

Emotion technology brings new "feel" to online eSports for spectators
ESports has become huge. SuperData Research estimates eSports gross at almost $900M by the end of this year. The popularity of some events fills stadiums with cheering frantic fans, urging on their teams and creating an energetic drama filled scene. Near misses and close contests create stress on the participating teams and thrill the spectators.

The emotion behind facial expressions
How do you get a computer to recognize human emotion and facial expressions, just from a video? What if your car knew when you were drowsy, or if a video game adapted based on your reactions? At Affectiva, we use machine learning to solve these problems.

An interview with Affectiva's Gabi Zijderveld: Envisioning a future of emotion-aware technology
Wilde Agency
At a Boston Neuromarketing Meetup, Affectiva’s Chief Marketing Officer Gabi Zijderveld met up Wilde Agency and gave an interview for a deeper understanding of the Affectiva technology and what strides it is currently making.


Did You Know That...
Affectiva's Emotion Recognition SDK is available for Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, JavaScript and Unity.

Get started here today: developer.affectiva.com
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.


Dreamforce '16 | October 4 - 7 | San Francisco
Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby will speak on entrepreneurship at Salesforce's Women in Tech event on October 3. October 4th she will deliver a DreamTalk on Affectiva's Emotion AI. Throughout the event Affectiva will show interactive emotion recognition demos in the Einstein Innovation Lab in Moscone West, 2nd floor.

The Future of StoryTelling | October 5 - 6 | New York City
The Future of StoryTelling is a passionate, creative community of people from the worlds of media, technology and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. See Rana el Kaliouby's and her Storytelling video at FOST.

MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon | October 7 - 10 | Cambridge, MA
Calling everyone to create, learn and explore new and yet to be known VR and AR applications at the MIT Media Lab. Affectiva is making its SDKs available for this hackathon. See you there

Partners Connected Health Symposium | October 20 - 21 | Boston, MA
Rana el Kaliouby speaks on a panel on Emotion Sensing and team Affectiva will demo its technology in the exhibit hall.

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