Dr. Cynthia Breazeal: “The Personal Side of Robots” | Interactive 2015 | SXSW.
The ability of autonomous robots to interact and work effectively with people is increasingly important: from improving worker productivity with robot teammates, to enhancing people’s quality of life with personal robots. Social robots interact with people in an interpersonal way to support the socio-affective dimension of human experience.
This, in turn, impacts human behavior, attitudes and performance in intriguing ways. Such findings encourage us to think quite differently about robots, beyond performing physical tasks, to empowering us on a deeper human level: to learn better, to stay healthier, to care for and connect with one another with greater engagement, and more. The benefits of social robots could be transformative in areas of significant societal need that demand critical innovation.
Nonetheless, this also motivates a thoughtful dialog about the desired role of intelligent, emotive technology in our lives, our relationship with it, and possible consequences.
￼We are entering a time of head-spinning, mind-bending upheaval. Work, as we know it, is dying.
Take a look at the amazing opportunities ahead.
Digital, Social & Mobile in APAC in 2015 is packed with more than 300 infographics, including fresh updates to the global picture, regional overviews of data and trends across Asia-Pacific’s 59 countries, and in-depth country analysis for 30 of the region’s key economies, including China, India, and Indonesia, as well as North Korea and Myanmar. By @eskimon from wearesocial
You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
When it comes to retail, the consumer experience is really key.
When entering a luxury boutique, you expect to discover a beautiful place, amazing products and a vast number of services. Digitalization is not about changing everything but searching for solutions to brings the best overall consumer experience. By @gregfromparis
Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.