Affectiva's systems can glean a user's emotional responses by analyzing their facial expressions.Fenox Venture Capital, a global venture capital firm, recently invested in Affectiva, which develops emotion recognition technology that can read people’s moods from their facial expressions captured in digital videos. Affectiva was created from an MIT Media Lab spin out, but has grown into a pioneer of Emotion Artificial Intelligence, having analyzed over 4 Million faces from over 75 countries for billions of data points. Developers can now use Affectiva’s emotion recognition SDKs to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own apps and digital experiences in order to become uniquely emotion-aware and adapt in real time to human emotion.

“We see Affectiva taking emotion AI into new corners of technology especially in health, robotics and education,” said Anis Uzzaman, General Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. The firm is excited to back Affectiva in its mission to create technology that adapts to human emotions. Other notable investors include KPCB, Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Myrian Capital, and WPP.

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