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We like, retweet and favourite things on so­cial me­dia, giv­ing feed­back to our de­vices about how we’re feel­ing. Now, an app called Pplkpr is at­tempt­ing to do the same to our so­cial lives. Through a smart­watch, the app mon­i­tors your phys­i­cal and emo­tional re­ac­tions to the peo­ple you spend time with, then de­cides who should be auto-sched­uled into your life, and who should be deleted.

It’s part art project, part real app, and you can give it a whirl at In­ti­macy, an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Sci­ence Gallery Dublin that ex­plores how we re­late to and con­nect with one an­other. You can also have a cud­dle with a ro­botic com­pan­ion cat, in­ves­ti­gate how al­go­rith­mic logic might one day ex­plain our in­ti­mate mo­ments, and map the lim­its of your per­sonal space.

Creepy or cute? The Kis­sen­ger de­vice, which is on dis­play at In­ti­macy, at­taches to your phone and uses sen­sors to trans­mit your smooch to your part­ner

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