[Humanscape Advisor] Scientist That Handles AI Interactions, Dr. Jin-kyu Jang

Jun 27, 2018 · 5 min read
cientist That Handles AI Interactions, Dr. Jin-kyu Jang

Hello HUMs! It’s the Humanscape team :)

Today, it is time to introduce another of our incredible advisors!

Humanscape advisors all have outstanding achievements, but today, we would like to introduce Dr. Jin-kyu Jang. Dr. Jang was awarded the “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2018 as well as the “Marquis Who’s Who” which is one of the world’s three major directories of people.

‘Marquis Who’s Who is known as one of the world’s top three dictionary publishers, along with the American Life Information Organization (ABI) and Cambridge International Living Center (IBC) in the UK. People are selected through rigorous screening to be among the world’s most accomplished individuals in each field.

The Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by Marquis Hughes to those who have accomplished outstanding achievements in the fields of medicine, science, humanities and society worldwide. The winners receive exclusive access to Marquis Biographies Online (MBO).

1. Hello professor! We would like to ask if you could briefly introduce yourself to the members of Humanscape.

Hello my name is Jin-kyu Jang. I am the Director of Companoid Labs in Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology (AICT) at Seoul National University, currently conducting research on HCI properties. At the lab, we focus primarily on robotics, artificial intelligence, and healthcare. I am also involved in Angel Investments in startups related to to those topics.

2. What is HCI? Could you please explain it simply in layman terms for those who are unfamiliar with the concept?

HCI means ‘Human Computer Interaction’. HCI is a discipline that studies technology required to interact with humans and computers. It is true that computers are tools that were made because humans needed them. Naturally, we need to research how to deal with it, how to design it, and how to deliver information efficiently to its users.

It may sound a bit strange, but in fact, HCI is actually closely related to technology that is currently available. The keyboards and computer mouses we often use are part of HCI’s research field. The touch function of a smartphone is a great example. We zoom in with two fingers, press then hold to get another window, and change the length of vibrations to signify different notifications. All of these features are ways for humans to deal with machines effectively. It is a way human beings and machines interact.

Technology like this doesn’t sprout from mere ideas. They are created based on the results of HCI research. Clearly, HCI is used in a wide variety of areas.

3. Humanscape has added a rewards factor, can this rewards system be an effective motivator to create an ideal ecosystem?

Thank you for asking this question. This is exactly the part I can help as an advisor at Humanscape.

HCI has a field similar to a compensation system called Gamification. People are motivated by rewards in the process of sharing health information. As a result, it can make users more engaged in the service.

One unique characteristic Humanscape can have is having a real time compensation system. The tokens themselves are a reward, or you can execute it and reap benefits elsewhere. It is instant, something that you can not easily get in a non-game service. This is a characteristic of blockchain that stands out from other compensation systems.

But we will have to refine the compensation system. In the case of Steemit, they implemented a voting concept because there is no way to verify the quality of the content. However, while upvoting was actively used, rarely was downvoting. It was most likely because downvotes became a catalyst of fights. Its system does not function as well as it was intended to be used as. Steemit should have handled the people’s psychology better, but it was done a sloppily.

Humanscape users are subdivided into user groups of patients, patient families, and groups who need data. They way interaction should be handled between user groups should be more specific than a elementary voting system. It’s a part that needs to be given constant attention in the future.

4. What else do we need to do at the UI, UX level to ensure that data can be constantly entered by a wide range of patients, health care professionals, and other members of the public?

First, you need to give a impression of utility for entering data. The user will not continue to enter data unless they receive the information they need.

A typical example is Fitbit, a wearable device that measures your metabolism throughout the day. Fitbit attracted a lot of attention during its launch, but the hype wore off quite quickly. The number of steps, heart rate, pattern of sleep — if there are no particular events to stimulate the users, it will become dull quickly. Furthermore, they don’t generate any kind of secondary information based on the data they accumulate. There isn’t any new information provided from equipping it for 24 hours. There aren’t enough legitimate reasons for putting on a Fitbit.

Humanscape will have to provide desired results from users inputting data. Users need to be given the advice that they need. Rewarding them with a simple token will not be enough to stimulate the user base in the long run. You need to be able to show them how their behavior affects their health and what changes need to be made in their lifestyle. You have to develop a lifestyle that fits you.

5. If you have any last words or comments you would like to share with Humanscape?

I hope Humanscape focuses on creating a strong community. It is the community that builds the trust, not the blockchain. Humanscape needs to be different from other typical online community forums. We want an environment where users can share information closely with each other while rewarding them appropriately.

I also hope the information to be public. Other third-parties should be able to obtain Humanscape data to develop their own services. I would like if other healthcare providers would share this wonderful platforms to become widespread.

Please give a round of applause to Dr. Jang, who explained examples throughout the interview so that the community could understand better. Dr. Jang has given a new perspective into fields such as HCI, UI, UX, and etc. We’d like to ask for more advice during the development of the Humanscape Project!

Thank you!

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