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Votee: A Private Voting App That Lets You Involve Loved Ones In Your Decisions

Votee: A Private Voting App That Lets You Involve Loved Ones In Your Decisions

When was the last time you bought a pair of shoes only to regret the decision later? On such occasions you wish you had some way of getting a second opinion. Votee is an app that lets you do just that and more.

You can post questions to your friends and family about anything that you are uncertain about and get them to vote up or down. What’s more, it works as private messenger too, for those times when just a Yes or No answer won’t do! Unlike many other web and mobile apps where you have no control over privacy and visibility of your post; on Votee you can pick people from your contacts who you trust the most. It’s private, secure and effective. The app provides all your questions, votes and comments in a seamless, beautiful and easy to navigate interface. So, the next time you have a nagging decision to make, get a little help from your friends!

The Votee app is currently available on iOS and the android version is in the works.

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    Featured photo credit: Votee via votee.com

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

    Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    “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.

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