Girl Decoded

Girl Decoded My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - And Change the Way We Interact Forever

Hardback (23 Apr 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0

We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy.

Rana el Kaliouby discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another.

In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241451564
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Business
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4834
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 338 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 580g
Height: 241mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 39mm