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Ashley McManus

Recent Posts

March 14, 2017

SDK on the Spot: Mirrorable for Young Stroke Victims Adapts with Emotion Technology

By: Ashley McManus, Global Marketing Manager; featuring Francesca Fedeli and Roberto D’Angelo, founders of Fight the Stroke

March 06, 2017

SDK on the Spot: Smirkee Social App Analyzes Video Chat Emotions

By: Ashley McManus, Global Marketing Manager; featuring Cato Solutions CEO Glenn Longacre and COO David Buder

There has been a fundamental shift in the way we communicate with each other in the last few years. Bland text messages and emails are soon becoming a thing of the past, as colorful...

March 02, 2017

SDK on the Spot: GIPHY Works to Add Emotion Back into Online Communications

By: Ashley McManus, Global Marketing Manager; featuring Alex Chung, CEO of GIPHY

February 14, 2017

Affectiva Behind the Curtain: Q&A with our Tech Team


February 10, 2017

SDK on the Spot: Bringing Legos to Life with Emotion in AR

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager; featuring Goran Vuksic, iOS developer at Tattoodo

February 08, 2017

Humanizing Robots with Emotion AI

Human to computer interactions are undergoing a fundamental shift. From Siri on your iPhone to the controls of your car, these advanced AI systems are becoming more conversational and more relational. Robots that are designed to engage with humans need to be social and emotionally...

January 25, 2017

SDK on the Spot: Roboy Social Robot Features Emotion AI

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager; featuring Kelly Antonini, Roboy‘s Collaboration Angel and Rafael Hostettler, Project Manager of Roboy

January 23, 2017

Overcoming Buyer Indifference through Deviation & Emotional Impact

By Tom Shapiro, CEO of Stratabeat

January 18, 2017

SDK On the Spot: Emotion Hero Project Encourages Play with Facial Expressions

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager; featuring media artist Ruben van de Ven, creator of Emotion Hero.

Our emotion-sensing and analytics technology is transforming industries, particularly in the marketing and gaming spaces. The premise of its applications: to get an unbiased metric of...

January 11, 2017

CB Insights Reveals the AI 100 List At The Innovation Summit

Affectiva Selected to the 2017 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in Emotion Artificial Intelligence

January 09, 2017

20 Awesome Emotion-Enabled Campaign Ideas

Emotions matter. They drive consumer behavior and influence brand perception. Creative agencies know: emotions are key in the work you do for your clients.

December 15, 2016

Emotions at Play: The Potential for Emotion-Enabled Toys

From our cars to our phones, artificial intelligence continues to surround us, getting a foothold in our everyday technology. As we enter the holiday gift shopping season, there’s another application for AI that’s gaining appeal among the upcoming generation: artificial intelligence in toys. In...

December 12, 2016

Use Case: Add Emotion Tech to Games With Branching Choices

By: Forest Handford, DevOps Lead

The Walking Dead is a multi-platform game that has become a commercial success, just like the comic book and TV series that inspired it.  TellTale Games is the developer that created the game.  It sold over 1 million copies in the first 20 days.  It is considered...

September 08, 2016

SDK On the Spot: SYNC Game Controlled by User Emotions

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager; featuring William Pheloung, one of the key developers of the SYNC game

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...

August 22, 2016

SDK on the Spot: True Emoji Key App Reads, Communicates with Emotions

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager; featuring Sumesh Dugar, Founder & CEO of Webbies, Inventor of True Emoji Key

Emotion recognition technology will play a significant role in how we interact with our devices in the coming years.

August 04, 2016

Emotion AI for Chat Bots: The Next Wave of Artificial Intelligence

By: Ashley McManus, Marketing Manager

A few weeks back we attended MobileBeat 2016 in San Francisco to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots. While the purpose of chatbots seems to be limited today, we envision a world of possibilities with this technology.