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What if technology could understand people in the same way that people understand one another? Tune in as Affectiva, the pioneer of Emotion AI, endeavors to humanize technology as a new Smart Eye Company. The Human-Centric AI podcast dissects how we can put the human before the artificial as AI manifests in our daily lives, with insights from the world’s top thinkers in automotive, market research, aviation, robotics, education, academia and beyond.

The Human-Centric AI Podcast Affectiva

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

What if technology could understand people in the same way that people understand one another? Tune in as Affectiva, the pioneer of Emotion AI, endeavors to humanize technology as a new Smart Eye Company. The Human-Centric AI podcast dissects how we can put the human before the artificial as AI manifests in our daily lives, with insights from the world’s top thinkers in automotive, market research, aviation, robotics, education, academia and beyond.

    How Human Insight AI Will Transform Behavioral Research for Automotive and Beyond

    How Human Insight AI Will Transform Behavioral Research for Automotive and Beyond

    The next 10-20 years promise to see amazing expansion of human behavioral research, using sensing technologies, both commercially and academically. Technological advances will make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to understand what’s driving human behavior and decision-making, of which we know more than 95% occurs below conscious awareness.
    Smart Eye’s recent acquisition of Emotion AI pioneer Affectiva, and iMotions, the leading biosensor software platform have all joined forces to create a true, integrated powerhouse in delivering unparalleled insights into human behavior.
    So today we have a very special episode featuring Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, former Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, currently Deputy CEO of Smart Eye, moderating a discussion with Smart Eye CEO Martin Krantz and iMotions CEO Peter Hartzbech. The three discussed how this new global organization will deliver unparalleled technology and a comprehensive analysis platform for research to be conducted faster, cheaper, easier, and in more challenging environments, and the opportunities for human behavioral research in automotive, academia and more. 
    Links of interest: 
    Watch the video on the LinkedIn livestream eventHiring pages for Smart Eye, iMotions and AffectivaPress Release: Smart Eye Acquires iMotions to Unlock Potential for Multi-Modal, Human Behavioral ResearchPress Release: Smart Eye Acquires Affectiva to Solidify Stronghold on Interior Sensing Market

    • 36 min
    Reclaiming Tech for Good: The Role of Media in Corporate Accountability

    Reclaiming Tech for Good: The Role of Media in Corporate Accountability

    Today's episode features Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, former Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, currently Deputy CEO of Smart Eye, speaking with Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, the Chief Executive Officer and publisher of MIT Technology Review. 
    Elizabeth leads the growth, expansion, and modernization of the Review’s media platforms and products. Elizabeth also serves as the Chairman and President of MIT Enterprise Forum - a non-profit organization with chapters worldwide.  Prior to this role, Elizabeth was the global managing director of the Economist Corporate Network. 
    Dr. Rana el Kaliouby is a scientist, entrepreneur and an AI thought leader on a mission to humanize technology before it dehumanizes us. She is formerly the Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, an MIT spin-off and category defining AI company. She is also an executive fellow at the Harvard Business School where she teaches about AI and startups. 
    Elizabeth and Rana had a great conversation on how technology can still be a force for good—and how journalism can help keep companies accountable and help them deliver on their promises. Let’s listen in to learn more. 
    Links of interest: 
    LinkedIn livestream videoAttending SXSW 2022? Rana and Elizabeth hosting the session:  Machine or Human? The Ethics Behind Smarter AI

    • 38 min
    New Emotion AI introduces New Functionality for Enhanced Media Analytics Insight

    New Emotion AI introduces New Functionality for Enhanced Media Analytics Insight

    Today’s episode features Graham Page, Global Managing Director, Media Analytics at Affectiva.
    In our conversation, we dove deeper into a recent press release announcing the latest version of Affectiva’s category-defining Emotion AI product. This update to its media analytics offering makes several new features available to its market research customers, including: 
     Updates to our already best-in-class face trackerEnhanced facial emotion metrics that pick up emotional states more accurately (such as anger and fear)The introduction of the groundbreaking mental states, Sentimentality and Confusion. The unique insights we’ll be able to gather from these updates can be practically applied to improve brand experiences and communications - building a more positive and meaningful connection with consumers, and enabling optimization and action. 
    Links of interest:
    Affectiva Introduces New Functionality to Enhance Media Analytics Insight About Affectiva Media AnalyticsContact us to request a demo

    • 21 min
    The Role of Eye Tracking in Understanding Human Behavior, Intentions and Interactions

    The Role of Eye Tracking in Understanding Human Behavior, Intentions and Interactions

    So today’s episode features Solmaz Shahmehr, VP and Head of Business Area Research Instruments at Smart Eye.  
    Solmaz has been with Smart Eye since 2009 in different capacities - she is responsible for directing the Research Instruments organization, and charged with delivering a sustainable, profitable business model there. She also leads global sales, product development and product management, marketing, support & ops.
    In our conversation, we talked a lot about the Research Instruments business unit of Smart eye: how our products there (like Smart Eye Pro) track, measure and analyze human eye movements to create a deeper understanding of human behavior, intentions and interactions all over the world. We also discussed the recently announced Smart Eye acquisition of iMotions, and what that means for the future of biometric research. Let’s listen in to learn more.
    Links of interest:
    About Smart Eye Research InstrumentsSmart Eye ProSmart Box + Smart Eye Press Release and Smartbox podcast episodeiMotions Acquisition Press Release

    • 29 min
    End-to-End Automotive Interior Sensing with Omnivision

    End-to-End Automotive Interior Sensing with Omnivision

    Today’s episode features Brian Pluckebaum, Sr. Automotive Marketing Manager at Omnivision. Brian is responsible for regional marketing, product marketing, and building business successes with key partners in OmniVision’s automotive segment. Previously, Pluckebaum worked in engineering and product marketing roles at NEC, Renesas, ST, and most recently with Telechips. With more than 17 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, he has held a number of positions in engineering, applications, and marketing.
    We talked a lot about the technical workings and capabilities of Omnivision sensors within automotive specifically, and how a powerful collaboration between Smart Eye and Omnivision is shaping the future of interior sensing. Listen in to learn more.
    Links of interest: 
    Smart Eye and OmniVision Announce End-to-End Interior Sensing Solution Omnivision EventsOmnivision NewsFind Omnivision on LinkedIn

    • 22 min
    VI-grade: How Vehicle Simulation Accelerates Product Development

    VI-grade: How Vehicle Simulation Accelerates Product Development

    Today’s episode features two industry experts from a company called VI-grade. 
    Guido Bairati: As Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Guido helps VI-grade customers streamline their design process and bridge the gap between physical testing and simulation by implementing tools that allow CAE Engineers and Test Drivers to work together earlier in the automotive development phase. 
    Antonio (Tony) Spagnuolo: VP, Business Development at VI-grade. Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the international simulation industry. Prior to VI-grade, Tony lead the worldwide sales team for HPC cloud computing start-up, Rescale. He also lead the aerospace sales team and MSC Software and managed operations at Nevada Automotive Test Center, an innovator in highly mobile ground vehicle technology for commercial and defense applications.
    In our conversation, we talked a lot about how driving simulators can help accelerate product development, the complex “human” dynamics involved in vehicle simulation, and the role eye tracking and interior sensing plays in that.  Listen to learn more.
    Links of interest: 
    VI-grade Announces Strategic Partnership with Smart EyeEffects of Fog in a Brazilian Road Segment Analyzed by a Driving Simulator for Sustainable Transport: Drivers’ Visual ProfileTechnical Presentations: Politecnico di MilanoVI-grade Website

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Ashley Osgood ,

Easy listening with AI experts

Love the casual Q+A format and always learn something new and innovative, especially around in cabin sensing for next gen cars. Their work with brands and understanding consumer emotional response also fascinating. Worth a listen!

Dygsghdd ,

Thought provoking topics covering innovation in AI

Affectiva is an interesting company on the forefront of innovation in artificial intelligence. In this podcast they bring in a wide variety of AI thoughtleaders and technologists as guests, who speak about their work, the applications of AI today and where they see it going in the future. Affectiva created the field of Emotion AI but the topics they feature are much broader than that, covering automotive, healthcare, autism, media and more. I find it all very interesting.

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