HONG KONG -- Technological advances have made computers and smartphones an indispensable part of life for much of the world. But there are drawbacks to having the World Wide Web constantly at your fingertips. By one estimate, sifting through emails and social networking posts deprives people of as much as 30 hours a week. This stressful lifestyle has become a social problem.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Brunner wanted to change that. He wanted to give people time to think. In 2011, he set up ModuleQ to start developing an app that uses artificial intelligence to deliver only the essential to users' screens.