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Girl decoded : a scientist's quest to reclaim our humanity by brining emotional intelligence to technology / Rana el Kaliouby with Carol Colman.

El Kaliouby, Rana, (author.). Colman, Carol, (author. ).

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  • ISBN: 9781984824776
  • ISBN: 9781984824769
  • ISBN: 1984824767
  • ISBN: 1984824775
  • Physical Description: viii, 338, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Currency, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-326) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : emotion blind -- A nice Egyptian girl. Growing up Egyptian ; Oil and water ; Uprooted ; What will the neighbors think? ; The spark ; A married woman -- The scientist and the mind reader. Stranger in a strange land ; A mad scientist talks to a wall ; The challenge ; Learning human ; Mommy brain ; Crazy ideas -- Straddling two worlds. The other Cambridge ; Demo or die ; Spinning out ; My Arab Spring ; Grounded in Cairo ; Woman in charge -- Pioneer in AI. Hacking the hackathon ; Gone quiet ; Secrets of a smile ; A new American family ; Leveling the playing field ; Human-ish ; Alexa, we need to talk ; Robots on wheels ; Human before artificial.
Summary, etc.:
"In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling - to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another. Rana el Kaliouby is a rarity in both the tech world and her native Middle East: a Muslim woman in charge in a field that is still overwhelmingly white and male. Growing up in Egypt and Kuwait, el Kaliouby was raised by a strict father who valued tradition - yet also had high expectations for his daughters - and a mother who was one of the first female computer programmers in the Middle East. Even before el Kaliouby broke ground as a scientist, she broke the rules of what it meant to be an obedient daughter and, later, an obedient wife to pursue her own daring dream. After earning her PhD at Cambridge, el Kaliouby, now the divorced mother of two, moved to America to pursue her mission to humanize technology before it dehumanizes us. The majority of our communication is conveyed through nonverbal cues: facial expressions, tone of voice, body language. But that communication is lost when we interact with others through our smartphones and devices. The result is an emotion-blind digital universe that impairs the very intelligence and capabilities - including empathy - that distinguish human beings from our machines. To combat our fundamental loss of emotional intelligence online, she cofounded Affectiva, the pioneer in the new field of Emotion AI, allowing our technology to understand humans the way we understand one another. Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's journey from being a "nice Egyptian girl" to becoming a woman, carving her own path as she revolutionizes technology. But decoding herself - learning to express and act on her own emotions - would prove to be the biggest challenge of all" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: El Kaliouby, Rana.
Women scientists > United States > Biography.
Egyptian American women > Biography.
Artificial intelligence > Research.
Artificial intelligence > Social aspects.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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