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Breaking up with your smartphone is really, really hard — just ask these people

By Ellen McCarthy Maya Oren wants to dial back her dependence on her smartphone. She plans to do it slowly by getting a new phone — a… Continue reading on The Washington Post » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for […]

An Online Identity Crisis

Social Media, VR & Why It’s Time We Face Ourselves One January night in VRChat, something peculiar happened. Suddenly, A red and black robot avatar suddenly dropped to the ground and began to convulse. While VRChat is described as a meet-up-chatroom-esque virtual world, it’s worth remembering all of its characters […]

How To Move Around Your Mac At The Speed Of Light

Adapted from Christopher Gower on Unsplash Note: This guide is for Mac users, but most of these have Windows counterparts. One of the biggest ideas in psychology is the concept of hedonic adaptation. Also known as the ‘hedonic treadmill,’ it asserts that even substantial rises in our income or material wealth […]

Can companies have cognitive biases?

Why companies seem good at some decisions and bad at others Humans have something called cognitive bias. It can be loosely defined as our inclination to take shortcuts to arrive at a solution quickly, when they may not hold up to true rational scrutiny. An example of this would be our […]

The Shaper Effect: Why Some People Get 10x Results

When Microsoft first announced Windows, it didn’t create too many waves. The first version was released in 1985 to little attention. Over the coming years, the popularity grew, but even so, it wasn’t until the late 1980s and the early 1990s that it really started to take off. During the first few […]

The A.I. will see you now.

A future of maybe, how machine learning could help those in need of mental support. A 24 hour Accenture hackathon challenge using techonology as a method to tackle depression. Link to presentation here Depression; (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, […]

Sometimes, computer programs seem too human for their own good

As a consequence, people may be embarrassed to use them Continue reading on Medium » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT. http://copypasteprogrammers.comPlease follow and like us:0

Your chatbot needs a personality

Technology’s gotten better, but history shows successful chatbots are dependent on personality, too. Meet ELIZA. What’s so interesting about talking robots? From The Tin Man and C3P0 to HAL 9000, humans have long fantasized about bringing their lovable idiosyncrasies to metal and silicon. Now, as intelligent assistants and chatbots become […]

AI Has a PR Problem

Some thoughts on social perception and reframing. A million years ago, lightning struck a forest and filled it with light and heat, destroying it. The local tribe of Homo Erectus found that the plants and animals in the remains of forest had been magically transformed. Some years later, a particularly […]

Emotional Competencies : Master EI/EQ And Be A Star Performer

Image Source Being emotionally competent, being emotionally intelligent or being emotionally literate become really important specially when we are living in a world which is so diverse and full of intellectual brains around having different level of expectations, IQ’s & EQ’s . How to stand out, how to sustain and survive […]