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SDK on the Spot: Peppy Pals Educational Apps Teaches Children SEL/EQ Skills

By: Ashley McManus, Global Marketing Manager; featuring Peppy Pals Founder & CEO Rosie Linder

Affectiva Blog

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 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 29, 2016

Emotion Technology Year in Review: Affectiva in 2016

By: Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO

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...

August 29, 2016

Emotion Technology Brings New “Feel” to Online eSports for Spectators


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Blog by: Jim Deal, Director of Market Development and Gaming at Affectiva

Live events - the roar of the crowd

ESports has become huge. SuperData Research estimates eSports gross at almost $900M by the end of this year....

August 17, 2016

Looking for Love in Online Places: Emotion for Dating Apps

By: Ben Anding, Integration Engineer

Glasses clink around you, the dishes have been empty for half an hour now, but still you’re glued to your spot, entranced by your partner and this conversation.

March 25, 2016

5 Reasons Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Emotion

By: Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Science Officer

I just got back from SXSW where I was on a panel entitled “Can AI Systems Really ‘Think?’” along with John Markoff (of NYT), Adam Cheyer (founder of Siri, now Viv) and Oren Etzioni(at the Allen Institute for AI). The room...

March 05, 2016

Emotions make the world go round

Guestblog by: Bianca Meger, Director of Marketing, Beyond Verbal

A few weeks ago we received an invitation from Affectiva to join their Emotion Lab ’16 hackathon. As you can imagine, we confirmed immediately.

February 23, 2016

The Emotion Aware AI Machines of the Future

By: Ben Anding, Integration Engineer

As Artificially Intelligent computers mature, it is exciting that machine learning is also becoming more accessible and portable. Soon the fundamental way that we interact with our machines is going to change.

February 08, 2016

Deliver on the Promise of Responsive Gaming with Emotion Recognition Software

By: Jim Deal, Gaming Consultant; Gabi Zijderveld, VP Marketing and Product Strategy

We make and play emotional games, but these games do not recognize, analyze and adapt to our emotions.  What if we had emotion aware games?

December 14, 2015

How to Emotion-Enable Your App

By: Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Science Officer

Over the past year, we’ve observed a shift in the dialogue with respect to emotion technology from the Why to the How.

December 04, 2015

Emotions and the Creative Process: Anytime, Anywhere

By: Nick Langeveld, President and CEO

I love being in the office and pulling someone over to show them an idea or a concept on my whiteboard. It usually goes something like this: I walk them through the problem I’m trying to solve, show them the proposed idea or concept that tries to solve it...

August 17, 2015

Pushing the Boundaries: 5 Reasons Why You Should Work at a Startup If You’re into Innovation and Research

By: Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Science Officer

When I was a PhD student at Cambridge University, and then later a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, I always thought that academia is strictly where innovation happens and where breakthroughs in science and technology...

July 24, 2015

The Mood-Aware Internet of Things

By: Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Science Officer; Gabi Zijderveld, VP Marketing and Product Strategy

Picture this: you’re at home surrounded by your “super” smart devices – intelligent TV, connected sound system, smart LED lighting, smart watch, smartphone, and laptop.