AR Platform Demonstrating the Detrimental Effects of Online Bullying
Grey New York and Stomp Out Bullying, with clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, have created an artificial intelligence platform called “Emma” that shows how teenage brains are detrimentally affected by online bullying. A short video shows what happens to “Emma” as she’s subjected to a plethora of hateful comments. Created based on clinical studies, “Emma” is designed to understand language and intent in each of the comments. She then associates the level of toxicity based on a scale, with toxic comments sparking a systemic effect in the platform’s architecture based on real scientific data—for example, the effects of the comments on her memory and temperature. The system is designed to simulate the emotional, physical, and psychological effects as a teenager’s brain does when the person is being bullied. The platform is designed for use by teachers, parents, and teenagers.
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For more than a century, countless visitors have gazed up at the Statue of Liberty, but no one has ever seen her quite like she appears in the new freeStatue of Liberty app, which brings her into the augmented-reality era. From anywhere in the world, the app’s users can look inside the statue, take in the view from beside the torch, and travel back in time to watch 200 years of New York City history unfold, right from the crown.