Patent published on November 2, 2023

GoBeyond's New Patent Might Level the Virtual Playing Field

In the age of technology, virtual interaction is an almost inescapable part of daily life. However, this new landscape is not without its own unique set of problems. GoBeyond has submitted a patent, US20230351664A1, for a 'METHOD FOR PROTECTING ANONYMITY FROM MEDIA-BASED INTERACTIONS.' In essence, the invention aims to safeguard the identity and eliminate possible biases during virtual interactions. It all comes down to establishing an equal playing field in the digital realm, a concept we may not have fully appreciated in the pre-digital era.

Every day, countless interactions take place between people of different races, gender, sexual identities, and cultures. While this interaction can be fruitful, it's not always unbiased. Cognitive biases have a real impact on the outcomes of these interactions. What's even worse is that such biases are often subconscious and unintentional, making them hard to identify and address.

This problem is especially apparent in remote video settings such as job interviews or business pitches. It's troubling to think that an individual's chance of success could be influenced by such biases. How many talented individuals missed a golden opportunity due to unintentional bias? That's where GoBeyond's patent comes into the picture.

GoBeyond's freshly patented technology serves as an anonymizer for user interactions during remote media-based experiences. This tool doesn't just hide the identity of individuals. It goes a step further by altering the look and sound of video participants to ensure anonymity and eliminate any possible bias. Imagine a business pitch where the identities of both parties are hidden. The proposal is judged purely on its merit, with no chance of bias creeping in. This could revolutionize the way we interact online.

If this tool were an integral part of our online world, bias-laden interactions would become old tales. Anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual identity, could pitch an idea from an equal footing. It would be a world where your thoughts and ideas have more weight than the way you look or sound.

However, it's crucial to remember that despite the patent, there is still a significant question mark about whether this technology will be commercially available. Though any advancement on this front heralds a significant step towards an equal and unbiased digital world, the road ahead is uncertain.

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