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Is an Emotion Decoding Software a Helper or an Intruder?

May 25, 2010 Leave a comment

I read some time ago that a computer program called Magnify is able to decode the human voice and identify the person’s emotional state in real time. The program works by tearing apart the person’s voices, separating frequencies and measuring the qualities, such as intensity and intonation, of these wavelengths. It is used by some American companies in their call centers in the US.

However 17 to 24 percent of the time Magnify failed in its judgment. According to eXaudios – the company that developed the program – it was because that the person’s medical condition distorted his speech, like autism or schizophrenia. Therefore the company is working on identifying personal diseases as well.

My first reaction was that it sounds pretty cool. With smart phones we are already like carrying our personal assistant around, Read more…


DIY Lamborghini in China – where there is a will, there is a way

May 4, 2010 2 comments

No money, no family connection, low education level, poor working condition… any reason you can think of not living your dream did not prevent these guys to do what they want.

1) A 25 year old mechanic Chen Jinmiao built his first luxurious collection – a working replica of Lamborghini. (You can compare with the original ones here) This junior middle school graduates who lives in a small city in Hunan province in China, has always dreamed of making his own car since childhood. Read more…

Financial crisis trigers next move in economics

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The financial crisis has opened up some next generation study move which has not been touched upon in the tradition study of economics, according to the economist Joseph Stiglitz.

  1. the network interact relations, namely the study of interdependency between financial institutes.
  2. Behavioral economics or sociology of economics side – study of ways people do not behave according to rationality

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He who knows to sell: Warren Baffett

March 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Last week, the investment giant, known as Oracle of Ohama, surprised everyone else again by dressing up and performing on stage as Rock star Axl Rose, which soon became the top headline of major media reports. Talking about a real salesman, eh

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Focus fun: Why Larry Ellison CEO ORACLE hates Cloud computing

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

And yet Oracle sits in center of promoting cloud computering even has a focused forum on the topic. It is a rather technical term, but as he pointed out … ‘inventing a new word doesn’t mean your invent a new technology’. If you are not a CTO or related, when you busy catching bubbling words most of which were created by tech or marketing nerds for their own using benefit, it won’t hurt to ask: what it really IS, anything got to do with my interest or daily life?