emotion

  • UK Data Protection Watchdog Probes Legality Of Facebook’s Emotion Study

    UK Data Protection Watchdog Probes Legality Of Facebook’s Emotion Study

    Facebook’s attempt to learn whether the type of content users of its service are exposed to affects their mood or not has landed it into plentiful hot water this week. The latest development in the unfortunate saga is the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, is investigating whether any laws were broken by the tech giant. Read More

  • The Economics Of Emotion

    The Economics Of Emotion

    The most recent commercial for the BMW i3 and i8 concept cars is a great example of something enlightened marketers have known for years: emotion is the key driver behind purchasing decisions. Yet, today, most businesspeople still follow the old adage, “Emotions and business don’t mix,” relying on rational data to drive decisions instead. Doesn’t the advertisement make… Read More

  • Emotion Learning Robots

    They are being programmed to take sensory input and adapt responses accordingly. The researcher in charge of the operation says the behavior will be something akin to babies learning from external stimuli. I find this kind of horrifying. I’ve been hearing my entire life about how robots are going to take over the world and then “The Matrix” happened. I don’t want evil… Read More