The news: One of Big Tech’s most vocal critics in the US Congress has introduced a bill to limit social-media companies’ ability to use design features like infinite scrolling, video autoplay, and achievement badges (like “power user”).
But there's still a dearth of data on how our interactions with digital devices are impacting our lives.
Andrew Przybylski"to get the bottom of how screens and social media use affect well-being... one has to go to the source: Facebook, Instagram and gaming companies. He advocates for [a] “robust, open science model” where the companies share data directly with researchers."
One of the most influential FPS titles of all time, GoldenEye defied expectations and set the standard for NPC AI for future generations.
Andrew PrzybylskiMy job necessitates sifting through a lot of tech nonsense. Articles like this by @GET_TUDA_CHOPPA are thought-provoking (in the good way)& remind me what I like about this crazy topic of study, check out: The AI of GoldenEye 007
Mark Zuckerberg's app is making likes invisible in a new trial. The aim is to “reduce pressure” on users, but it's not clear how (or if) this will work
Andrew Przybylski“It’s good that they’re telling us about this effort but none of these companies share their data with independent scientists... when companies take steps to do this they deserve the kind of scrutiny we give to other kinds of health interventions.”
Andrew PrzybylskiICYMI: “I’m sure that the teams involved at Instagram have an idea of why hidden likes might have positive effects, but it’s not clear what their exact goals are...”
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission completed its journey to the moon. Although its crew of Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins were highly trained, there was a significant possibility of disaster, and everyone knew that the...