Computers That Pay Attention To Users
from the how-well-does-that-really-work... dept
dsg writes in with another story that tripped my “is this an April Fool’s Day thing…?” filter, about some new work being done on an Attentive User Interface, which is supposed to monitor the attention level of the user, and determine when is the right time to interrupt with any messages. While there might be some value, in some cases, I wonder how well such a system would work in practice. A computer is designed to do certain things – based on what its users ask it to do. If you’re not bothering it, it’s not likely to bother you.