Positive Computing

In this book, Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters investigate what they term positive computing; the design and development of technology to support psychological well-being and human potential. Calvo and Peters explain that technologists growing interest in social good is part of a larger public concern about how our digital experience affects our emotions and our…

The ethics of algorithms: Mapping the debate

In information societies, operations, decisions and choices previously left to humans are increasingly delegated to algorithms, which may advise, if not decide, about how data should be interpreted and what actions should be taken as a result. More and more often, algorithms mediate social processes, business transactions, governmental decisions, and how we perceive, understand, and…

Towards the automatic detection of spontaneous agreement and disagreement based on nonverbal behaviour: A survey of related cues, databases, and tools

While detecting and interpreting temporal patterns of nonverbal behavioural cues in a given context is a natural and often unconscious process for humans, it remains a rather difficult task for computer systems. Nevertheless, it is an important one to achieve if the goal is to realise a naturalistic communication between humans and machines. Machines that…

GDI – ProductDetail – Digital Aging

Altern, sagt die Wissenschaft, ist der Übergang vom Wachstum der menschlichen Fähigkeiten zu deren Bewahrung. Doch diese Definition wird gerade herausgefordert. Erstens gestalten überaus gesunde und aktive Babyboomer das Pensionsalter neu. Zweitens investiert das Silicon Valley in Technologien, die das biologische Altern hinauszögern sollen – oder gar abschaffen.