An algorithm for smartphones tracks the user’s level of boredom

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Some lab researchers from Barcelona created an algorithm for smartphones that can determine le level of user’s boredom based on the time they spend on the phone.

 

This way, the algorithm calculates the level of boredom, by taking into account the time of the day, the frequency of the calls and messages received or send, all this for two weeks and with an Android app that tracks this info.

 

Anyway, the idea of needing two weeks for this study might not generate results as accurate as the researchers want to, because the level of boredom should vary from one day to another. Nevertheless, we expect the results of Telefonica Research that will be presented in a week or so.

Source: engadget