Will Our Screens Soon Be Able to Read Our Emotions?

We recently wrote a blog post on a TED Talk entitled “This App Knows How You Feel”.

Despite their powerful computing capability, our screens have no way of knowing how we feel. Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby says that’s about to change. She is on a mission to bring emotional intelligence to our digital devices and is the chief science officer and co-founder of Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off.

She leads the company’s emotion analytics team, which develops emotion-sensing algorithms and mines the world’s largest emotion database. The team has collected 12 billion emotion data points from 2.9 million face videos submitted by volunteers in 75 countries.

The company’s platform is used by many Fortune Global 100 companies to measure consumer engagement.

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