Hold On!

Hold Up

Please select a minimum of three sectors in the menu above.

Got It
  • Netflix to pick programming based on your mood
  • Netflix to pick programming based on your mood
    Netflix (2015) ©
SIGNAL

Netflix to pick programming based on your mood

Netflix has been condemned by a number of critics who’ve wasted hours scrolling through row upon row of unwanted viewing material, lamenting supposedly limited options. In a futuristic bid to appease this audience, the streaming giant could one day match shows to people’s moods.

Related

  • Buy a Bentley based on how it makes you feel Buy a Bentley based on how it makes you feel

    With prices starting at £120,000, it’s safe to say a Bentley is a luxury purchase. And part of what makes luxury goods special is how they make you feel. Bentley is reverse engineering this idea with an app that will tell prospective buyers which vehicle to buy by reading their emotional responses.

  • Article image Affectiva: emotionally intelligent technology

    The day when your phone can automatically comfort you when you’re down is a long way off. But emotionally intelligent tech is on the rise, with Affectiva’s Affdex helping the likes of Unilever and CBS to gauge reactions to shows and adverts. Can algorithms judge emotions better than humans?

  • Bidding for art with emotions Bidding for art with emotions

    The most expensive painting ever sold cost over $142 million in May 2014. The high prices of art often overshadow the artworks, while preventing most people from ever owning them. In July 2014, Swedish gallery Kosta Boda instead let people bid on works with their emotions.

  • Article image Why more choice isn't always better

    In an increasingly cluttered marketplace, how can retailers deal with ‘choice overload’? Psychologist Barry Schwartz tells us what’s working and what isn’t in the quest to choose better.