Human Factors study in Voice Interactive Systems
Voice interactive systems such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are increasingly finding their way into people’s lives. The systems have shown advantages in a range of situations, particularly when parts of the user’s sensory or control systems are not available and when natural language interaction is preferred.Continue reading →
北京博物馆漫游指南 – 东城区篇
Chinese people: would you care about how an Indian scholar understands China? Most ordinary people probably wouldn’t care. But when European and American scholars or even journalists talk about China from their perspectives, many people will care, become nervous, and even revise their own views and behaviors based on their opinions. Of course, some people will agree and say, “Yes, it is indeed unreasonable and absurd, and I have already thought so.”
It is understandable that foreigners trust their own media, which better reflects their values and language. But what about Chinese people? Do those who just echo others’ opinions really understand China?
By surrendering their judgment to others, they instinctively use values that are completely impossible to understand their own country to guide their own views. In the end, it can only lead to a two-way communication failure: they can only parrot the words and phrases from the European and American world without having their own opinions, and they observe and judge their own country and system from a condescending position, resulting in hasty and rough conclusions.
As mentioned earlier, this group of people usually makes such judgments not because the judgment of the European and American world is more logical or persuasive, but because the Western countries are more powerful and to some extent have more power in disseminating and interpreting facts. Blindly worshiping power, giving up the right and opportunity to think independently is like when you were a child, and your mother thought that the top students would make all the decisions related to or unrelated to their studies correctly because of their good grades. It is a typical result of being influenced by the confirmation bias.Continue reading →
DELL New Inspiron 13 Special Edition
Inspiron，亦即中国用户无比熟悉的戴尔灵越系列。随着变形本的发展，灵越也推出了主打性价比的Inspiron 7000系列变形本。本次晒单的是13英寸系列变形本的第三代产品，灵越13 7352特别版。7352并未在硬件配置上进行升级，而是对前代7348使用上令人诟病的问题进行了一定程度的解决，这也令7352获得了Hardware.com和ComputerShopper的推荐奖…