If you’re a hardcore Dropbox user and you like to take pictures with your smartphone, you’ll love the new Carousel app.
I use Dropbox for everything. From personal file storage to sharing projects at work. For those who rely on the cloud storage service for file management, it only makes sense to use their dedicated photo management application.
Carousel is designed to store your pictures as you take them. It creates a timeline that allows you to browse through your photos in the order they were taken. After installation, it automatically arranges your pics.
The interface is clean and easy to use. You don’t need a tutorial or guide to operate the app. The features are straightforward, making adoption quick. Sharing pictures using Carousel is one of the best features that will be used often.
The big share button in the top left side of the app is hard to miss.
Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.
Does technology have all the answers?
This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.
Creating technological solutions transparently
This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.
Technology as the connecting tool
Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.
“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.