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Friday, September 11, 2015

Detecting Boredom

Your Smartphone Can Tell If You’re Bored

A group of researchers looked at how people used their phones to figure out when they were bored, then suggested they go read a BuzzFeed article.

Rachel Metz | September 2, 2015

Add “boredom detector” to the seemingly endless list of things your smartphone can do. A group of researchers say they’ve developed an algorithm that can suss this out by looking at your mobile activity, considering factors like the time since you last had a call or text, the time of day, and how intensely you’re using the phone.
The work, which was conducted by several researchers at Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain, will be presented at the UbiComp ubiquitous computing conference in Japan next week.

<more at; related links: (Smartphone App Can Detect When You're Bored and Recommends a Solution. September 2, 2015) and (Could a smartphone one day detect boredom? September 3, 2015)>

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