Persuasion Articles of the Week

"Old Computer" by Marlo Mckenzie, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Can machines learn emotions? “Old Computer” by Marlo Mckenzie, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#artificialintelligence #mindreading #emotions #politics #opinion #willpower


Illusion of Transparency: Your Poker Face is Better Than You Think

Shane Parrish from Farnham Street Blog explains how communication fails because we think our emotions are transparent to others, when they’re really not at all.


Artificial Intelligence Systems Are Catching Feelings

The best customer service —and relationships— happen when our emotions are understood. (We’ve discussed this before with Chris Voss’ Never Split the Difference). What will happen when computers are able to understand us… perhaps better than we understand ourselves?


How Political Opinions Change

People will defend their opinions… even when it’s not really their opinion.


The Myth of Self-Control

We don’t have much self control. We’re better off organizing our environment to our benefit, rather than expecting we can successfully fight our desires.