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Rana el Kaliouby, PhD

MindShift Keynote

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Building AI That We Can Trust

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated, it is increasingly taking on roles that are traditionally done by humans, from driving our cars and assisting with our healthcare to assisting with financial decisions. From forecasting and liquidity management to payments processing, consumers and practitioners alike need to be able to trust these AI systems. Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, a pioneer in Human Perception AI, proposes that there needs to be a new social contract between AI and humans, one that is built on mutual trust, with human understanding and empathy at its core. In this keynote, Rana outlines her “5 Tenets of the Social Contract Between AI and Humans” and argues that organizations must be attuned to the needs of their people to successfully develop and deploy this advanced technology.


Co-Founder & CEO, Affectiva

A pioneer in artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI), Rana el Kaliouby, PhD, is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva. Rana led the innovation of the company’s award-winning technology, which uses deep learning and massive amounts of data to analyze complex emotions and cognitive states. She is now paving the way for Human Perception AI: software that can detect all things human. Holding a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, a PhD from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate at MIT, Rana is one of few women leading a disruptive AI company. Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Forbes America’s Top 50 Women in Tech, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

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