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Artificial intelligence reduces the user experience, and that's a good thing

ZDNet

When it comes to designing user experiences with our systems, the less, the better. We're overwhelmed, to put it mildly, with demands and stimuli. There are millions of apps, applications and websites begging for our attention, and once we have a particular app, application and website up, we still are bombarded by links and choices. Artificial intelligence is offering relief on this front. User experience, driven by AI, may help winnow down a firehose of choices and information needed at the moment down to a gently flowing fountain.


Artificial intelligence reduces the user experience, and that's a good thing

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We're overwhelmed, to place it mildly, with calls for and stimuli. There are tens of millions of apps, purposes and web sites begging for our consideration, and as soon as we've a specific app, utility and web site up, we nonetheless are bombarded by hyperlinks and decisions. Every single day, each hour, each minute, it is a firehose. Synthetic intelligence is providing reduction on this entrance. Person expertise, pushed by AI, could assist winnow down a firehose of decisions and knowledge wanted for the time being all the way down to a gently flowing fountain.


AI may help deliver the UX we've been waiting for

ZDNet

As enterprise end-users and customers alike have embraced the digital life, the need for well-designed user experience (UX) has intensified. With so many applications, platforms and services that continue to change day by day, or even hour by hour, UX has become a major force in its own right. Now, the world is moving to artificial intelligence (AI), which promises to greatly enhance UX, working behind the scenes to deliver automatic and intuitive responses to user requests. The benefits of AI go even deeper. A recent survey of design professionals by Adobe finds more than half, 62%, expressed interest in AI and machine learning and what they add to the creative process.


Dutch town adds 'Lightlines' to alert distracted pedestrians

Engadget

A city in the Netherlands is the latest to give distracted smartphone users an extra heads-up in the crosswalk. A pilot project in the city of Bodegraven called Lightlines (or Lichtlijn in Dutch) is the latest take on in-ground sidewalk crossing signals and it puts a bright, laser-like strip of green and red LEDs right where multi-tasking pedestrians can see them. The concept isn't entirely new: the German city of Augsburg is also testing embedded warning signals at train crossings, and in Australia city planners are testing a similar system at busy crosswalks in Sydney. Bodegraven's Lightlines are a little different in their implementation, however, with a thin strip of LEDs fit snug in the cracks between sidewalk blocks or paving bricks for maximum visibility anytime of day or night. Naturally, the LEDs are synced up with the traffic lights but, for now at least, the pilot program only covers one intersection near some schools.


Crossing lights for smartphone zombies

BBC News

Light-up strips have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in Bodegraven, Netherlands, to help smartphone users cross the road safely.