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People spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phone.

[ 3 hours and 15 minutes a day ] A study of 11,000 RescueTime app users found that people spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phones. Most people check their phones 58 times a day. Source: Screen Time Statistics 2021: Your Smartphone Is Hurting YouBy:ROCHI ZALANI Last updated: JUNE 2, 2021 … Continue reading People spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phone.

Making friends and close relationships with chatbots

What is a chatbot?  It is an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can simulate a conversation with a person using natural language. With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for chatbots increased to provide the users a friendly companion as well as automated customer service to get supplies during the crisis, driving an … Continue reading Making friends and close relationships with chatbots

Living and marriage with a “Character”

[ 3700 ] More than 3,700 marriage certificates have already been issued by Gatebox. Singh, Monica & Lehmann, Mariam. (2019). GATEBOX - An analysis on assistive technology companion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkcKaNqfykg Photo and Video by Gatebox

Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

[ 65 million ] The Social robots market forcasts reveals that consumer robots sales worldwide that by the end of 2025, will be over 65 million robots sold every year. Social Robots Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021–2026). Available online: https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/social-robots-market (accessed on 22 February 2021) ElliQ, the friendly sidekick for happier aging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQtusi61qlsContinue reading Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

Digital tools for mental health

[ 10,000 ] In recent years there has been an explosion of new digital tools for mental health assessment, support, prevention and treatment. There are now more than 10,000 mental health apps available, and almost 100 new digital mental health start-ups every year. Tal A, Torous J. The digital mental health revolution: Opportunities and risks. … Continue reading Digital tools for mental health

The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Human Digital Twin: A psychological perspective. What is a digital twin? In a nutshell, it is a “virtual” representation of a physical object or process, where its state is constantly monitored with data obtained in real time. The applications of digital twins are mainly focused on industrial-type physical devices. A hypothesis follows: Is it possible … Continue reading The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Distorted self: How the technology is making it easy.

Psychologically, all people experience to a lesser or greater degree a distortion of our personal image, and we all experience cognitive distortions, which are the thoughts that cause us to perceive reality in an inappropriate way. This is not so bad, if it does not exceed certain limits...

The quest to model our cognitive processes: Computational Psychology

Most of discoveries made by the human kind came through combination of insight, intuition and imagination. First we perceive the reality that comes through our senses, and build an internal representation or model of a given aspect of the reality. Then from that original model, we continue creating variations, adding more features, and then we … Continue reading The quest to model our cognitive processes: Computational Psychology

AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The pace of development of new artificial intelligence applications and ideas related to behavioral and mental health care is growing steadily. Every day appear new articles, blogs, papers that announce a new application, use case or development of a diverse and creative AI applications revolutionizing health care. The emergence of the AI technologies in the … Continue reading AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The fascination of Computational Neuroscience

There could be many answers to respond why computational neuroscience is so interesting now days. A sound example of the level of interest could be the Brain Initiative from the National Institutes of health, which states as a main research goal to seek new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. At some time in … Continue reading The fascination of Computational Neuroscience