Google Is Feeding Romance Novels To Its AI Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational | BuzzFeed #AI #books


This has to be one of the most awesome headlines I have ever seen while curating news for this blog! 🙂

For the past few months, Google has been feeding text like this to an AI engine — all of it taken from steamy romance novels with titles like Unconditional Love, Ignited, Fatal Desire, and Jacked Up. Google’s AI has read them all — every randy, bodice-ripping page — because the researchers overseeing its development have determined that parsing the text of romance novels could be a great way of enhancing the company’s technology with some of the personality and conversational skills it lacks.

And it’s working, too. Google’s research team recently got the AI to write sentences that resemble those in the books. With that achievement unlocked, they’re now planning to move on to bigger challenges: using the conversational styles the AI has learned to inform and humanize the company’s products, such as the typically staid Google app. READ MORE: Google Is Feeding Romance Novels To Its Artificial Intelligence Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational | BuzzFeed News

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Designing for Different Online #Personality Types | UX Magazine | #design #UX #online


In my work as a web psychologist, I’m exposed to many different types of user behavior and online decision-making processes. Although each person is different and has an individual style, I have identified six recurring patterns of behavior that I identify as specific “online personality types.” In this piece, I’ll discuss the six pattern types, explain the psychological drivers of their behavior, and provide site optimization tips that online businesses can use to leverage each type’s unique desires. READ MORE: Designing for Different Online Personality Types | UX Magazine

Myers-Briggs Personalities: A Book for Every Type | Flavorwire #MBTI #books


READ: Myers-Briggs Personalities: A Book for Every Type | Flavorwire.

6 Articles on Creativity and Creative Thinking #creativity #brainstorm #creativethinking


Science Continues To Show Us How To Be More Creative | Will Burns | Forbes
Last year I compiled a list of scientific findings around the topic of creativity…Now, fast forward one year and I’ve discovered even more fascinating scientific studies on creativity. What we are seeing are even more tangible ways to trick ourselves into being more creative by getting ourselves – or, our reality – out of the way.

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain | Belle Beth Cooper | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.

How Creativity Works–And How To Harness Its Power | Leo Babauta | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Creative ideas don’t just come out of the blue. Creativity is often a process of taking existing ideas and remixing them…Creativity is a powerful tool to help anyone, from the parent trying to find new things to inspire his kids, to the small businessperson looking for a new direction, to the writer or artist stuck or feeling uninspired. So in this post, I’ll briefly explain how creativity works (as I’ve observed it), and then share some tips on how to do it.

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Carolyn Gregoire | Huffington Post
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process…While there’s no “typical” creative type, there are some tell-tale characteristics and behaviors of highly creative people. Here are 18 things they do differently.

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit | Jane Porter | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Creativity isn’t a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It’s a habit, studies suggest; a way of life that’s built over time.

The Weird, Wonderful Social Network That Puts Your Creativity First | Chris Gayomali | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
For artists, writers, and other creative types, few things mean as much as a blank white page. Its emptiness serves as a frightening reminder that you have yet to create anything of value. Its indifference is something that even gifted geniuses like Roger Ebert had to learn to cope with. But Zach Verdin, the CEO and cofounder of NewHive, views the blank page more optimistically. He sees it as an open-ended symbol of creative possibilities…

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How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life | Fast Company


Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life–and researchers believe it may help us break our bad habits. Read the Full StoryHow Being Grateful Can Change Your Life | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Steelcase And Susan Cain Design Offices For Introverts | Co.Design


7 | Steelcase And Susan Cain Design Offices For Introverts | Co.Design | business + design

Introverts of the workplace are having a moment. The office furniture company Steelcase teamed up with Susan Cain, author of the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, to create a series of five spaces that address the need for more focus and privacy at work.

The collection, called Susan Cain Quiet Spaces, comes right in the middle of a long-established era in which open, non-hierarchical workplaces are the norm at any startup. But everyone knows how frustrating it is to take a phone call that requires privacy or to get serious creative work done amidst the distractions that naturally pop up in an open-plan office. “In the past we would talk about the benefits of collaboration, visibility, and the ability to show people work in progress,” explains Steelcase’s application design manager Vanessa Bradley. “There is a message here about balance.”

READ MORE: Steelcase And Susan Cain Design Offices For Introverts | Co.Design | business + design.

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career | Fast Company


Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type–and which one you are–can help you manage a vast range of experiences.

Read More: Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career | Fast Company | Business + Innovation (August 21, 2013)

Personality-Based Book Recommendation Links


Best Books: 36 Reads For Every Personality On Your List | HuffPost

  • Class Clown
  • The Optimist
  • The Giver
  • The Fitness Buff
  • The Old Soul
  • The Chef To Be
  • The Introvert
  • The Extrovert
  • The Business-Oriented

The Readers: Books for Every Personality | ChaptersIndigo

  • Inside
  • The Trendsetter
  • The Foodie
  • The Rebel
  • The Man
  • The Inspired Woman
  • The News Junkie
  • The Book Clubber
  • The Geek
  • The Traditionalist

7 Books That Are Perfect For Introverts | HuffPo

Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type | HuffPo

Need to figure out your M-B type? Check out: What Myers-Briggs Personality Type Are You? | LifeHacker or the MBTI Personality Types Socioeconomic Infographic.