Affectiva

Affectiva Emotion AI humanizes how people and technology interact.

Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with our emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes facial expressions and emotion. Our patented software is built on an emotion AI science platform that uses computer vision, deep learning and the world’s largest emotion data repository of more than 4 million faces analyzed from 75 countries, amounting to more than 50 billion emotion data points. Affectiva’s SDKs and APIs enable developers to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own mobile apps, games, devices, applications and digital experiences. Affectiva is used by more than 1,400 brands to gather insight and analytics in consumer emotional engagement. Affectiva’s emotion recognition technology is used in many different industries including online education, healthcare, gaming, robotics, media and advertising, market research, automotive retail, human resources, training and coaching, video communication, experiential design, and in wearables and devices. Affectiva is privately held with backing from the National Science Foundation, and leading investors such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

Affectiva Emotion Recognition SDKs. Developers can use Affectiva's emotion recognition SDKs to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own apps and digital experiences, so those these become uniquely emotion-aware and adapt in real time to human emotion. SDKs are available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unity and Javascripts.

Affectiva Emotion as a Service analyzes human expressions of emotion simply and cost-effectively. Send videos or still images of faces and get powerful emotion data back Highly accurate. No setup. No integration. On demand.

Founders:  Rana el Kaliouby, Rosalind Picard

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