Elsa Kaminsky

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Emotion Detection from Speech Signals

Today, Alexa can order toilet paper. Tomorrow, it may save your life.

With ever expanding costs of healthcare around the world, and a rapidly aging global population, the challenge of how to make the future services …

Automation

Reinventing Market Research To Put Jobs-to-be-Done Theory Into Practice

<i>Market research methods designed to quantify a customer’s solution preferences may be killing your efforts to achieve predictable …

I Feel What You Say - Vocal Emotion Detection for IOT and Wellbeing with Yuval Mor

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

<i>Editor's note: We've all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. The data paint a richer and</i> …

Demographics

10 findings from psychology that every user researcher should know

There are many findings in psychology that are of general interest to user researchers. But here are 10 that have particularly influenced the way I …

UX Design

Wrist-worn device for monitoring people's emotions during market research

MIT Media Lab spinoff company mPath has developed a wristwatch-like wearable that measures changes in skin conductance tied to stress, frustration, …

MIT Media Lab

How Askable landed major clients and 5000 users within seven months of launching without any external funding

Brisbane market research startup Askable has only been around for seven months, but it’s already looking at taking a chunk of the “archaic” $2.2 …

Startups

Why Chatbots Are the Future of Market Research

<b>​Oct. 1, 2017</b><p><i>This article is the first in a series, written by students of the</i> <i>Broad School of Business at Michigan State University,</i> <i>of analyses</i> …

Mattel Is Cancelling Its “Alexa For Kids” After Privacy Uproar

Less than a year after the toymaker Mattel launched a AI-powered baby monitor called Aristotle, the company announced that it will table its controversial plans for the product after a petition from privacy and children’s health advocates gained traction.<p>Aristotle was supposed to be an Amazon Alexa …

Mattel

Snapchat's AR feature helps it march ahead of rivals Facebook and Apple for daily users

Snapchat has overtaken rivals Facebook and Apple in terms of augmented reality (AR) engagement as more than one third of daily users engage with …

Augmented Reality

The Novelist Who Just Won the Nobel Is a Big Part of the Reason Jeff Bezos Founded Amazon | Inc.com

Yesterday the Nobel Committee announced it was awarding this year's prize for literature to Kazuo Ishiguro. If you've been trying to get up to speed on the Japanese-born British writer since then, here's one fact you may not yet have uncovered: not only are Ishiguro's books beloved by critics, one …

Literature

First-ever 360-degree video of spacewalk lets you feel like an ISS astronaut

Life In the ISS<p>The International Space Station (ISS) is humanity’s home away from home, and has been since its assembly was completed by space …

'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution<p>Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. …

Virtual Reality

Prismatic visuals and floating beings feature in Björk's music video for The Gate

For the music video accompanying her latest single, Björk worked with long-time collaborators Andrew Thomas Huang and James Merry to create her …

A Finnish VR startup is developing a 'human eye-resolution' headset that is '10 years ahead of its time'

A prototype of the new Varjo technology shown to the media uses the Oculus Rift while the final product will be a total package.Varjo Technologies<p>One of the weakest points of today's VR technology, regardless of whether you have an Oculus Rift or some other device, is resolution. While already …

Virtual Reality

Worldwide AR/VR market up 25.5% in Q2, Samsung leads

The worldwide augmented reality and virtual reality headset market was up 25.5% on the year in Q2, according to IDC. Total shipments were 2.1M.<p>VR …

Magic Leap is experimenting with light-bending nanomaterials

Mixed reality company Magic Leap is cagey with its tech, to say the least. However, it has released a research paper in conjunction with Berkeley Lab that hints on what it's doing. The team developed new materials that can take in light from more angles than before and redirect it with minimal …

Nanotech

The Body Language of Power

In a world of bullies and machos, Angela Merkel keeps ending up on top. Andreas Kluth, our editor-in-chief, deconstructs how.<p>Published on August 4, …

Hillary Clinton

Immersive, Experiential, and Multisensory: Deciphering the New Digital Marketing Buzzwords

If you’ve been in the marketing biz for a while, you know that this industry loves its jargon. While some digital marketing expressions are easier to …

Virtual Reality

Finally: An Augmented Reality App That Injects the Internet Into Real Life

When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte …

Augmented Reality

Epic Games gives developers a taste of ARKit ahead of iOS 11

ARKit on iOS may blow up perhaps sooner than expected. That's because Epic Games have added experimental support for it to the latest version of Unreal Engine. The idea is to give developers an early look at the features before iOS 11 goes live later this fall.<p>Earlier this year at WWDC, Epic showed …

Unreal Engine

Augmented Reality Workouts Turn Exercising Into A Game

ARX enables users to work out with a game through a headset that uses augmented reality to monitor the wearer's status and count points<p>Fitness …

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality’s future isn’t glasses. It’s the car

In the next seven years, true augmented reality will likely not become mainstream anywhere, except the automotive industry — and here are the reasons why. By “true” augmented reality” we mean AR that shows virtual objects to be actually integrated with the real environment and visible on various …

How U.S. Marines Can Train for Combat without Ever Leaving the Barracks

Imagine you’re dropped into an active war zone, your boots on the ground, rifle over your shoulder, and your platoon in tow. You’re on a …

Apple’s rumored smart glasses may feature 3D cameras without a dedicated display

The enthralling augmented reality videos we’ve seen iOS developers release over the past few weeks may only be the beginning of Apple’s augmented …

Augmented Reality

Peter Jackson Reveals Mind-Blowing Augmented Reality Demo

<i>Lord of the Rings</i> film director Sir Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR has revealed its first augmented reality demo. At Apple’s Worldwide Developer …

Genesis ditches conventional car manual for augmented reality app [Video]

The augmented reality apps keep coming. Car-maker Genesis has ditched a conventional owners’ manual in favor of an AR app for its 2017 G80 and G90 models.<p>The app provides 135 how-to videos for common user maintenance procedures, with augmented reality features to identify car parts and launch the …