Used during speed dating sessions, it will show how you’re doing in real-time.
[…]Crucially, the researchers don’t study the content of the conversation.
There’s a story on the AP wire today (look for it in your local paper tomorrow) on a bit of Media Lab research called the Jerk-O-Meter (?!
If you’re interested in doing research on the dynamics of dating — or the Kitchen of the Future, the Opera of the Future, or LEGO Mindstorms — it just so happens the Media Lab is the largest employer of UROP student researchers on campus.
Also, they have a pretty cool freshman year program: “The goals of the program are to introduce students to university research, both how it’s carried out and how current research projects use the concepts presented in first-year subjects; to involve students in the Media Lab community, particularly through the learning-by-apprenticeship that is a hallmark of the MAS academic program; and to expose students to the intersection of technology and communication/expression that is the mission of the Media Lab.” And that’s just the tip of the Media Lab iceberg…
Sandy Pentland and colleagues analysed conversations during speed dating sessions and discovered a way to predict whether couples are attracted to each other.
They then turned it into software that runs on a hand-held computer.
It was a good sign, Madan said, if the speed-daters engaged in “back and forth exchanges,” punctuated by “ahas” and “yups.”Having trouble attracting women?
Here’s what I find attractive in a man: give me lots of short words of encouragement and let me talk. This seems to be one of the key rules to winning women over, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Is Professional Certification Needed to Run a Starting a Speed Dating Business?Ll have 5 minutes with every member of the opposite sex.Instead they measure how long each person spends talking, how much the pitch and volume of each voice varies and how often one interrupts the other.Pentland thinks of these features as a form of “verbal body language”, the vocal equivalent of crossing your arms or fiddling with your hair.One benefit that customer retention gives is that it enables you spend less than your counterparts that were always attracting new customers all the time.