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For many entrepreneurs, starting their startup is the most significant thing they do. For Rana el Kaliouby, it's one achievement in a series of unpredictable things that this self-described "nice Egyptian girl" has accomplished in her life. In her remarkable book Girl Decoded, el Kaliouby shares her inspiring academic and professional journey. Alongside this, it is an intimate meditation about what it took from her personally to accomplish all that she has. Born in Egypt to conservative Egyptian parents, the family spent several years in Kuwait and eventually fled back to Cairo when Iraq invaded Kuwait.


A Journey To Emotional (and Artificial) Intelligence

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For many entrepreneurs, starting their startup is the most significant thing they do. For Rana el Kaliouby, it's one achievement in a series of unpredictable things that this self-described "nice Egyptian girl" has accomplished in her life. In her remarkable book Girl Decoded, el Kaliouby shares her inspiring academic and professional journey. Alongside this, it is an intimate meditation about what it took from her personally to accomplish all that she has. Born in Egypt to conservative Egyptian parents, the family spent several years in Kuwait and eventually fled back to Cairo when Iraq invaded Kuwait.


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As she sat in a taxi headed to Cairo International Airport in September 2001, Rana el Kaliouby remembers thinking, "Am I really going through with this?" A married woman and hijab-wearing Muslim, she would be on her own for the next 3 years, pursuing her doctorate in computer science at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. In Girl Decoded, el Kaliouby and coauthor Carol Colman have created a riveting memoir of a "nice Egyptian girl" who, despite cultural conditioning that encouraged her to put her duties as a wife and mother first, went on to pursue her professional dreams.


Bringing emotional intelligence to technology with Rana el Kaliouby

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In a digital world, how do we build empathy into the algorithms that run our lives? Join us for a special virtual briefing hosted by Greg Williams, Editor of WIRED with Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of'Girl Decoded' as they discuss how to bring emotional intelligence to technology during a global health emergency, such as the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Even before the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, the world had already moved to an increasingly digital setting. Emails, texts and social media interactions were fast-becoming the norm over physical meetings. However, words convey only a fraction of the true meaning behind a message, and as a result, we are missing key physical, non-verbal cues that give us a more complete understanding of each other.


10 Must-Read AI Books in 2020

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Whilst we can all be consumed by the quick YouTube video or blog article for learning, sometimes it's nice to get engrossed into a good book. See more AI insights here. A Scientists Quest to reclaim our humanity by bringing emotional intelligence to technology. The recent release from Affectiva CEO and Founder, Rana el Kaliouby & Carol Colman addresses many questions including how we humanize our technology and how we connect with each other. To combat our fundamental loss of emotional intelligence online, Rana cofounded Affectiva, the pioneer in the new field of Emotion AI, allowing our technology to understand humans the way we understand one another.