Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money.
In a study reviewing the efficacy of a new online work-sharing platform designed to put money into the hands of charities, the researchers discovered that people providing their skills and labour toward a specific task tended to do a better job if they knew their favourite charity rather than themselves would be paid for it.
The key to people trusting and co-operating with artificially intelligent agents lies in their ability to display human-like emotions, according to a new study by Postdoctoral Fellow Moojan Ghafurian, Master’s candidate Neil Budnarain and Professor Jesse Hoey at the Cheriton School of Computer Science.
Blockchain technology creates digital ledgers that record sequential exchanges of information, commonly called transactions. To improve performance, transactions are batched into blocks before they are added to the ledger. Each new block contains a hash value which, like a mugshot, acts as an identifier and proof of the previous state of the ledger.