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Are your kids at a house party? No, not the scary kind

by Molly Wood Dec 17, 2018
The video app!
Houseparty co-founder and COO Sima Sistani
Houseparty
Kids and Tech: Tradeoffs

Hey, kids! Robots aren't people

by Molly Wood Jul 24, 2018
We need to work with designers so children don't think of digital assistants as buddies, one expert says.
“There actually is a sort of pent-up demand for robot conversation because people are lonely,” says MIT researcher Sherry Turkle. Above, a Tanscorp UU smart robot at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Some health care firms focus on empathy to keep people healthier

by Dan Gorenstein May 2, 2018
One reason for the interest in a more empathetic clinical staff stems from the fact that hospitals and physicians, increasingly, have financial incentives to keep patients out of the hospital.
A nurse tends to recovering patients on a general ward at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England.
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