Oct 10

Conversations Between Human and Machines

Imagine a conversation between you and your computer. The words you speak become a beacon of understanding for the programming, and actions are taken based on what you ask of the screen. Our way of speaking, though socially centered, is able to be translated into a logically centered form of language for machines. Many of the social norms that we have are due, in part or whole, to our ability to communicate through various means of language. However, language is continuously shifting and changing, leading it to naturally evolve alongside technology and computer programming. Technological languages came about in an effort for humans to be allowed a method to translate their ideas into commands for machines to follow. …

Aug 8

Do we know what good behavior looks like?

Since humanity has developed civilization it has attempted to lay out rules of engagement that always retain a sense of civility. As the course of civilization, and the structures of the societies within, have changed, so too have the behaviors that uphold those ideas. In most current societies, the guidelines of behavior are wide and all-encompassing, making it difficult to distinguish one right from another. Good behavior is held up to such a variance of different rules and expectations, that it is often hard to lay out explicitly what is good; except in the face of what is bad. Most humans approach considerations of behavior (if they consider their behavior at all!) in polar …

Jul 7

Use machine learning and computational social science to engage your client

Relationship dynamics can be seen in two ways. Either as a data science problem or as a human driven endeavor. But, how far do we need to go to understand the customer’s behavior in order to capture more value and keep them engaged through automated predictions?

There is a complexity in the trust model that needs to be defined when predictions …

Sep 9

Computational Social Science and Money in a Digital World

The concept of money has evolved over centuries. Concurrently with this evolution, society’s psychological and social relationship to money has evolved from the original “philosophy of money.” Little did we know how things would change.

Bartering is the exchange of items of perceived similar value, which was the main method of transacting before the progression to the use of currency.

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