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Rana El Kaliouby

Co-Founder of Affectiva, Deputy CEO of Smart Eye, Executive Fellow at HBS

Emotion AI vs Privacy: getting the balance right

As the world around us gets smarter, there’s huge value in using AI to understand our emotions better, but privacy and bias concerns need to be addressed.

El Kaliouby’s AI Impact Panel at CogX is the perfect way to understand the complex trade-offs between intelligent systems and privacy.

Get the latest industry insight, incredible networking and see the innovation

• Hear the latest thinking from El Kaliouby and other leading AI experts
• Build new relationships and reconnect with old friends
• Explore the latest innovation at the CogX Expo

Rana’s session will be on the morning of 12th September.

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AI to transform our lives, but ethical concerns loom

In our interconnected world, there are incredible opportunities if we can understand our emotions better and transformational developments in AI are making that possible. The emotion detection and recognition market is forecast to surpass $40bn by 2030. Emotion AI can help people overcome mental health challenges, improve productivity at work and make learning easier. It has the potential to make the world a better place.

But to realise the exciting opportunities, we need to overcome the ethical challenges. Privacy concerns are critical - are we comfortable with being constantly monitored? We also need to find solutions to biased systems and tackle the risk that emotion AI could be used to exploit people, especially the vulnerable. We need to deploy powerful technologies carefully.

AI Impact Panel: what the future holds

Rana El Kaliouby, AI pioneer and machine learning scientist, will be speaking on the AI Impact panel at the CogX Festival Global Leadership Summit. As Co-Founder of Affectiva and Deputy CEO of Smart Eye, she is driving efforts to bridge the gap between humans and machines by developing emotion AI software that can recognise human emotions from facial expressions, voice, and body language.

El Kaliouby will be joined by a group of leading experts on the AI Impact panel:

• Thomas Wolf, Co-Founder & CSO, Hugging Face
• David Ha, Head of Research, Stability AI
• Juergen Schmidhuber, AI Initiative Director, KAUST
• Stuart Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley

Tune into the AI Impact Panel on the morning of 12th September.

What is the CogX Festival?

The CogX Festival started in 2017 to focus attention on the rising impact of AI on Industry, Government and Society, a subject which has never been higher on the global agenda. Over 6 years, CogX has now evolved to be a Festival of Inspiration, Impact and Transformational Change, with its mission to address the question: “How do we get the next 10 years right?”.

With our expansion to The O2, it will be our biggest and most impactful Festival to date. The new venue allows us to both maximise impact through inclusivity and scale whilst simultaneously delivering an unrivaled programme for executives. We expect an audience consisting of entrepreneurs and CEOs, students from over 100 universities, and academics, activists, artists, and policy makers who make up our community.

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