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From the Ted Talk by Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is ... noticing

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Thermostat deniergss went back to the drawing board and they fosuced on that programming step. They made better U.I.s, they made better documentation. But still, years later, people were not saving any energy because they just couldn't predict the future. So what did we do? We put a machine-learning algorithm in instead of the programming that would simply watch when you turned it up and down, when you liked a certain tueetarprme when you got up, or when you went away. And you know what? It worked. People are snaivg energy without any programming.

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Thermostat _________ went back to the drawing board and they _______ on that programming step. They made better U.I.s, they made better documentation. But still, years later, people were not saving any energy because they just couldn't predict the future. So what did we do? We put a machine-learning algorithm in instead of the programming that would simply watch when you turned it up and down, when you liked a certain ___________ when you got up, or when you went away. And you know what? It worked. People are ______ energy without any programming.

Solution

  1. temperature
  2. designers
  3. saving
  4. focused

Original Text

Thermostat designers went back to the drawing board and they focused on that programming step. They made better U.I.s, they made better documentation. But still, years later, people were not saving any energy because they just couldn't predict the future. So what did we do? We put a machine-learning algorithm in instead of the programming that would simply watch when you turned it up and down, when you liked a certain temperature when you got up, or when you went away. And you know what? It worked. People are saving energy without any programming.

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