Throughout our hectic schedule, we get exposed to a lot of things that can stain our clothes. The biggest risk factor is associated with eating and drinking. A spilled tea or coffee can not only blemish your clothes but can also ruin your mood.
As much as we would like it keep our clothes clean, they get stained when we wear them. What if someone could develop a shirt which clean itself? How easy things would be for us?
Yes, it’s possible now. Silic, a shirt funded on Kickstarter, has made it possible.It will help your read your laundry bills. It just cleans itself easily no matter where you go and what you put on it.
With its Hydrophobic Nanotechnology and ultra soft fabrics, it ensures that you short can easily endure liquids, sports and other stuff you do. Thus, you stay clean no matter where you go and what you decide to do. You can head on to the Kickstarter page to know more about this shirt.
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.