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Monday, June 28, 2021

Emotion AI creator Affectiva acquires Smart Eye

Another example of Acquisition of Advanced AI Capabilities.

Emotion AI Creator Affectiva Acquires Smart Eye for $73.5M

By Ryan Daws | May 26, 2021 | TechForge Media

Categories: Applications, Connected Cars, Face Recognition,

Ryan is an editor at TechForge Media with over a decade of experience covering the latest technology and interviewing leading industry figures. He can often be sighted at tech conferences with a strong coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. If it's geeky, he’s probably into it. Find him on Twitter: @Gadget_Ry

MIT spin-out Affectiva, one of our most innovative companies to watch in 2021, has acquired Smart Eye for $73.5 million.

Affectiva is the creator of Emotion AI, a category of artificial intelligence which can understand human emotions, cognitive states, activities, and the objects people use through analysing facial and vocal expressions. The AI was trained using more than 10 million face videos from 90 countries.

Smart Eye are pioneers in eye-tracking that understands, assists, and predicts human intentions and actions to “bridge the gap between man and machine for a better, sustainable tomorrow.” .... 

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