This app knows how you feel — from the look on your face

Publication Title
Publication/Creation Date
May 2 2015
Rana El Kaliouby (creator)
Affectiva (creator)
Media Type
Smartphone App
Persuasive Intent
Our emotions influence every aspect of our lives -- how we learn, how we communicate, how we make decisions. Yet they’re absent from our digital lives; the devices and apps we interact with have no way of knowing how we feel. Scientist Rana el Kaliouby aims to change that. She demos a powerful new technology that reads your facial expressions and matches them to corresponding emotions. This “emotion engine” has big implications, she says, and could change not just how we interact with machines -- but with each other.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Eye, Face, Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
TED Talks, Affectiva, IPad

Date archived
November 15 2017
Last edited
October 31 2018
How to cite this entry
Rana el Kaliouby, Affectiva. (May 2 2015). "This app knows how you feel — from the look on your face". TED. TEDTalks. Fabric of Digital Life.