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Maine Innovators Seek Partners to Develop New Technologies for Big Tech

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Dan Smith has been a Piscatakis County resident and business owner for over 15 years.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Dan Smith has been a Piscatakis County resident and business owner for over 15 years. About a year ago he sold his business to focus on personal projects. The new technology he is developing will completely transform and eventually Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

For example, Facebook used a basic “Like” button until it launched Facebook React in 2016. Users could also express love, surprise, sadness, or anger as a reaction to the post. By clicking on the reaction area, users can see how other users have reacted to the content. The user then comments to elaborate further. On Twitter and Instagram, users can click the heart icon if they like a post, or comment if they don’t.

Navigating these individual social media platforms can give you a general understanding of how your friends and creators you follow feel about the content you’re watching, but these platforms are not connected, so there is no definitive way from a global perspective. Capture this information in an immediately visible form. Another shortcoming of the feedback currently collected is that the responses are emotional and the software measures the quality of the content or tracks whether the user believes something on an intellectual scale. There is no way.

Political upheaval on social media has sparked angry reactions, passionate comments, and more recently, some platforms have “deleted” posts or disabled accounts if user reactions were not met by authority. or Some users signed off indefinitely, deciding that staying “connected” wasn’t worth the negative impact technology had on their minds and emotions. What if you could quickly, visibly, and easily define the , and indicate whether or not the content is trustworthy without commenting? How would this calm the social media storm?

Think how useful it would be for political leaders to see at a glance how people around the world felt about a post and whether they believed it to be true. What if this new system could be used beyond social media as a plug-in to news websites, internet forums, blogs, or anywhere a web content voting system is needed? You are no longer limited by which friends you have, the news stations you watch, or which side of your political stance you stand on – you can see how everyone on the planet is reacting in real time. increase. content.

This novel analytical system is exactly what Smith is building for the world. That’s what he calls his Physix. “It’s a way of helping people see different perspectives through a filter of understanding rather than judgment or just tolerance,” he said.

Smith sees this new technology as a direct link between artificial intelligence and human thinking. AI is currently incapable of understanding compassion and human thought processes, but this technology brings us closer to it,” he said.

Smith works with technology companies in the UK, India and Canada and is looking for a Maine software company to start development in the country. His hope is that Maine’s business and political leaders will take notice of his work, and they will back the project, allowing him to bring the technology to Silicon Valley and make it a reality. in, ”he says Smith. “We need funding to move it forward.”

In addition to the obvious advantages of the technology itself, Smith is already aware of the significant economic impact that Physix’s success will have on Maine. “Physix replaces all software where opinions are recorded, from star reviews to emoticons to 1-10 ratings,” he said. And from the manufacturing side, all card game and board game creation jobs are “made in main” and there are many possibilities. ”

To learn more about Physix, or to speak with Smith, contact him directly at