The Power and Insights of Emotion in Voice & Speech with Rana Gujral, CEO of Behavioral Signals (MDE339)

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Minter Dialogue with Rana Gujral

Rana Gujral is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and the CEO of Behavioral Signals, an enterprise software company that delivers a robust and fast-evolving emotion AI engine that introduces emotional intelligence into speech recognition technology. Rana has been awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine, the ‘US China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE. He was also recently listed in Inc. Magazine as an “AI Entrepreneur to Watch”. In this stimulating conversation with Rana, we look at how he and his team at Behavioral Signals break down emotions via voice, what are the next avenues of development in voice and speech detection, and how so much can be revealed via voice.

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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s.

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  1. Fascinating. As Rana said, vocal data often contain more information about the speaker’s emotional state than visual data. For me, voice unlocks spirit (the Latin word spiritus = ‘breath’). We can mask our feelings with facial expressions, but for some reason the voice always tells the truth.

    • Scott, Your comment makes me think also about the communication through the eyes… the “window into your soul”… We certainly underestimate how much we reveal through our voice. As a speaker, I am regularly trying to master the tone and pace coming out of my mouth!

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