Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone | TechCrunch


21 bookmarks. First posted by abraham november 2017.


RT : ::screams into a pillow::
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november 2017 by adrianh
Much of that million in funding came from the now-defunct Lowercase Capital, which was helmed by Chris Sacca and Matt Mazzeo. Dopamine appears to be one of the firm’s last deals before both Sacca and Mazzeo became embroiled in the sexual misconduct scandals that swept the venture industry during 2017’s long, lurid summer because that isn't surprising in the least, is it?
psychology  ai  cowclicker  horrible 
november 2017 by yorksranter
By Sep 8, 2017 With a magic line of code, Dopamine Labs aims to give any app the same addictive power that Facebook, Zynga and others have spent millions to…
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november 2017 by kohlmannj
Just what the world needs. 'Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone'
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november 2017 by miaridge
This is repulsive on so many levels that I Can Scarcely Even.
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november 2017 by suzanbond
RT : ::screams into a pillow::
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november 2017 by readywater
Favorite tweet:

Am I the only one who thinks this software sounds evil or unethical https://t.co/wFbbO3ytEB

— Farhad Manjoo 🍭 (@fmanjoo) November 9, 2017
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november 2017 by chetan
Am I the only one who thinks this software sounds evil or unethical
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november 2017 by mathewi
RT : History will not, I suspect, look back on this bullshit kindly.
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november 2017 by thewavingcat
" Managing all of this data is Skinner, an artificial intelligence software named after the famous psychologist B.F. Skinner, that monitors different prompts it’s making to the customers on apps that use Dopamine Labs’ code. Skinner’s all about learning what works for improving usage on an app or getting returning customers, and it optimizes those notifications as customers continue to use the app.

The technology previously had a Bayesian assumption about how that strategy of reinforcement would work. “It updates its probability scenarios (beliefs) about how likely causal its past decisions were to create today’s behavior and then tweaks a parameter,” Brown explained. “At the 30-day mark, when experiments on all of our users turn over, it determines what appeared to matter and what could be changed to improve.” "
fucking-Silicon-Valley  mobile-disease 
november 2017 by kellyramsey
“What do you get when a neuro-psychologist and a neuro-economist walk into bar?”
Dopamine Labs: Using #AI to improve usage & retention in apps aka making apps more *addictive*.
AI  CognitivePsychology  Psychology  Technology  Article  news  Reference  Startup 
november 2017 by rasagy
Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone https://t.co/mmrAzO1o68 huh....

— Abraham Williams (@abraham) November 9, 2017
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november 2017 by abraham