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True happiness is progress

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It just provides momentary distraction. Lasting happiness comes from moving forward with positive momentum. It stems from growth, from the newness of progress. Don't confuse change with progress. You can change your mind, change your clothes, change your job, and experience a change of heart.


Giving creates happiness, study finds

The Japan Times

Economists, psychologists and philosophers have pondered this question for millenniums. If one assumes that behavior is primarily motivated by self-interest, it seems illogical to willingly sacrifice resources for others. In an attempt to solve this paradox, some experts have theorized that giving satisfies a desire to boost one's standing in a group. Others have suggested it fosters tribal cooperation and cohesion -- a key element in mammal survival. Yet another explanation is that we give only because we expect to receive something in return.


Economic Inequality and Happiness

U.S. News

Recent studies show that while life satisfaction might indeed increase along with economic performance, not everyone is happy simply because the indicators go up. For instance, research that examined 100 countries and was put together by Gallup, the Washington, D.C.-based global polling firm, showed that while gross domestic product per capita was constantly increasing in the U.K. in the past decade, people's happiness levels were going in the opposite directions. In the years preceding Brexit, happiness levels dropped as much as 15 percentage points.


Hacking Happiness - Digital Catapult Centre

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From Bhutan's gross national happiness index to new year's resolutions, we are all fascinated with ways to get happier, but is technology getting us any closer? In collaboration with the Royal Society – please join us on January 16th-17th for 28 hours of hacking happiness and explore how machine learning can be used to measure, understand, predict and increase happiness. In this multidisciplinary hackathon, we hope to attract professionals from different disciplines, including machine learning, data science, design and software engineering to come together and develop innovative solutions addressing happiness. We are especially interested in ideas that emphasise human-AI collaboration. We would be interested to see ideas that address ways in which new machine learning systems can work together with people in a broad variety of topics such as conversational assistants, interactive AI, active learning, human-agent collaboration, crowd-sourcing or citizen science.


Hacking Happiness - Digital Catapult Centre

#artificialintelligence

From Bhutan's gross national happiness index to new year's resolutions, we are all fascinated with ways to get happier, but is technology getting us any closer? In collaboration with the Royal Society – please join us on January 16th-17th for 28 hours of hacking happiness and explore how machine learning can be used to measure, understand, predict and increase happiness. In this multidisciplinary hackathon, we hope to attract professionals from different disciplines, including machine learning, data science, design and software engineering to come together and develop innovative solutions addressing happiness. We are especially interested in ideas that emphasise human-AI collaboration. We would be interested to see ideas that address ways in which new machine learning systems can work together with people in a broad variety of topics such as conversational assistants, interactive AI, active learning, human-agent collaboration, crowd-sourcing or citizen science.