First use only necessary technology for necessary

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First, use only necessary technology for necessary purposes. Here, consumers should understand that technology can be a blessing or a curse for productivity depending on how it is utilized. For instance, mobile phones are deemed to be an essential must-have for student nurses like us in this online modality of learning but at the same time, it can be a source of distraction in our studies if we spend more time watching our favorite Kdramas or playing mobile games. Hence, people should understand that increasing productivity with technology is definitely possible only when the right tools are used. Second, companies should place a greater emphasis on functionality rather than income generation. Here, our group was reminded by the Demo day scene in one of the most recent Kdramas entitled “Start Up.” In this drama, there are two sisters who joined a competition for those wanting to begin their own startup companies. Coincidentally, both of their companies revolve around using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. During the demo day, both sisters battle it out in their pitch presentation for them to secure additional funding from foreign investors all over the world. Won In Jae, the elder sister, was the first to present their company’s technology. Here, they developed unmanned security cameras that use face recognition to determine any suspicious people that might enter one’s home, institution, or establishment and alert the owners in advance. However, a scene broke out after her presentation since this “great” innovation has
subconsciously left a lot of security officers jobless in a bank that already invested in the use of their technology. On the other hand, Seo Dal Mi, the younger sister, presented their own company’s technology that also uses face recognition. The difference, however, is that they used face recognition in conjunction with mobile phone cameras and voice recognition. An application was then developed for this technology and is known as Noongil . Simply put, Noongil is made to become the eyes for those who are blind and for those who have problems with vision. These people will simply say “Hey, Noongil” on their phones and tell Noongil whatever they would like to “see” (e.g. “Hey Noongil! Can you please read to me this book?” or “Hey Noongil! Can you tell me who is this person in front of me?”). Then, the app will simply respond to the user’s request, much like that of Siri in iPhone users today. Eventually, Seo Dal Mi’s company was the one that received investment from the foreign investors and her company was able to help a lot of people across the world. Although this Kdrama maybe a work of one’s creative thought, our group firmly believes that it can be an outright possibility in the real world if and only if developers and companies would set aside their race for wealth and exchange this with a little bit more of compassion for other fellow humans.

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