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Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby

Co-Founder and CEO Affectiva


Rana el Kaliouby is a scientist, innovator, and entrepreneur. As Affectiva's Co-Founder and CEO, she is on a mission to bring artificial emotional intelligence to our digital world, creating a new partnership between humans and AI. Emotion AI is the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with commercial applications in several industries.

As CEO, she is responsible for the vision and translating that into an executable strategy that transforms industries such as automotive, advertising and more. She is the Chief Evangelist for the Emotion AI space, a term that we coined at Affectiva and have turned into an ecosystem. They are doing this all over again - this time building HUman Perception AI - algorithms that understand all things human. They've raised $50M+ capital from top-tier investors and non-dilutive funding. She has a demonstrated track record of translating science innovations into products that have huge markets.

Previously, as a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, Rana builts emotion technology with a focus on mental health. As one of the few women leading an AI company, she is very passionate about women in tech and leadership. Rana is also a limited partner at MIT Media Lab's E14 funds and a Trustee of the American University in Cairo.

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