You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do, you may lose some functionality on our website. In response to our increasingly throwaway attitude to home appliances, University of Edinburgh graduate Kasey Hou has created a flat-pack toaster designed for repair.
In addition to the funding, the company announced a leadership change, with former CEO and president Nicholas Langeveld becoming chairman of the board and cofounder Dr. "I am thrilled to have Fenox Venture Capital invest in Affectiva.
We are at an inflection point regarding how emotion data and insights are used in various industries," Langeveld said in a statement.
Hou suggests that if people are able to construct their own electronics, they will have a better understanding of how they work, making them more likely to fix them rather than simply buy replacements.
The toaster itself has a pared-back design that makes it simple enough for anyone to build.
Tech nerds and the people who invest in them are constantly waiting for the next computing trend, and chatbots have certainly captured people’s imaginations, as well as their wallets.
Artificial intelligence, for all its sinister connotations, is experiencing a surge in popularity.
If you think the idea of intelligent, verbal robots facilitating our computing experience sounds like a cool idea, you are not the only one – and neither is Microsoft.
At the time, Affectiva explained that Affdex was not a healthcare product, but instead targets its offering at advertisers, who could use expression analysis as part of next generation focus groups.
But last year, the company announced that healthcare was once again part of its plan.
Chatbots will revolutionize how we experience computing, says Satya Nadella.
According to the Microsoft CEO, they will fundamentally change the user experience we have come to know since computers became a ubiquitous part of everyday life.