When Rana first raised money for Affectiva years ago, she and her co-founder Dr. Rosalind Picard would not use the “e-word” even though they were pitching an Emotion AI company. They worried it sounded too feminine in a male dominated industry, where VCs invest in people that look like them.
Fast forward ten years, diversity in tech is still an issue, but things are getting slightly better. It is great to see that more women founders are creating diverse teams, as we believe that technology will not work if it’s not built by diverse teams–that is the way to mitigate the risk of bias and injustice in AI. Read more in full article here.