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Duologue, the chatbot that rescues you from uncomfortable silences

The highlight of my week (and possibly my year) has been finally releasing Duologue, a chatbot that rescues you from uncomfortable silences by prompting you with questions to ask when the conversation starts to dry up.  You can check out this Facebook messenger bot on the Duologue Facebook page.  Duolouge is also open source, so … Continue reading

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Think Drink Do: Innovation from Paper, November 2014

I always enjoy innovation agency Paper’s Think Drink Do events, in which they have a series of speakers focusing on behaviour change and related concepts followed by a practical crowdsourcing innovation exercise. This time we had Cath Richardson from the Government Digital Service providing insights about how to encourage government departments to focus on citizen … Continue reading

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MOOC Overload (Or, The Day The Code Came)

I may have overdone it slightly. I signed up for three MOOCs all running concurrently. Two of these are computer science/programming courses and one is a business school/social sciences course on organizational analysis, just for a bit of variety. I’ve already told you about my adventures with CS50, Harvard University’s well-known introduction to computer science … Continue reading

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MOOC Overload (Or, The Day The Code Came)

I may have overdone it slightly. I signed up for three MOOCs all running concurrently. Two of these are computer science/programming courses and one is a business school/social sciences course on organizational analysis, just for a bit of variety. I’ve already told you about my adventures with CS50, Harvard University’s well-known introduction to computer science … Continue reading