“Just how much information is carried in our tone of voice and conversation patterns and how does that impact our relationships with others? Computational systems can already establish who people are from their voices, so could they also tell us anything about our love life? Amazingly, it seems like it.”
Story by Serene Chen
This summer, I’ve been working on getting pre-launch buzz for a real estate startup called Suuty. This lead to lots of Googling about what kinds of strategies other disruptive companies have used to get their first users. A number of stories I found were surprising, resourceful and at the very least, interesting. Here are just a few that kept me inspired.
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate. (full article)
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills? (full article here)
In this documentary, Nigel Latta looks at the social and psychological effects technology may be having on teenagers.
What happens to computers when they get chucked out? Forward this video to 9min 44sec to find out.
The whole video is worth watching though.
This is funny.
There’s a new meteorologist on Dragon TV, a news station based in China, and her bosses are raving about her work ethic.
The newbie takes no holidays. She’s never late to work and never stumbles on air. Of course, it’s easy to be the star employee when you’re really a robot. [Read more at stuff.co.nz]