Personalized Artificial Intelligence

Personalized Artificial Intelligence

Previously, I have discussed how we design AI to be fun, useful and friendly. (Which you can read here)

These AI use voice as main interaction medium; such AI also function human personalities so they feel more human-like when they interact with users.

Which got me thinking:  “Why not go a step further and have personalized AI to cater your specific needs?” Continue reading →

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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing PeN Superapp’s Fun Features and Exciting Prizes!

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing PeN Superapp’s Fun Features and Exciting Prizes!

Christmas day is far from over!

PeN super app seems to be spoiling everyone this season with its fun and exciting features!

These new features are Anonymous Feedbacks, PeN Stories, Penneygram and  24/7 Chat with Maya and Anna!

Never a dull moment would pass by with the app’s most anticipated chat moderators!  PeN users can ask Maya and Anna about anything and everything under the sun!

Every user will gain a new friend with these two lovely gals as their personalities are easy to relate to that spending time with them will definitely be a wonderful experience.

PeN super app also has a new updated feature which easily ignites fun interaction with its users. “Anonymous Feedbacks” will definitely brighten up anyones’s day once a randomly playful question is thrown at them.

Send or spend your PeNNey credits via Penneygram! This is definitely worth trying since these credits are convertible to gift cheques! Definitely practical for online shopping!

Last but definitely not least,  share stories at the updated PeN timeline! PeN stories will easily show what everyone is up to! Be your own celebrity whenever you want with PeN super app!

Everything about this app is fun and useful! Truly a super app with superb capabilities!




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PeNxGreenRevolution: What’s the Last Piece of Trash You Threw Away?

PeNxGreenRevolution: What’s the Last Piece of Trash You Threw Away?

I wonder how others felt when they saw me picking up random trash in the powdery sands of Boracay.

Were they offended? Did I convey a message? Did I even make an impact? Did I look hideous to them?

While wandering on the beachside on my recent visit to Boracay, there were two ladies standing beside a pile of rubbish but they don’t seem to notice. I waited for like half a minute on a corner for them to leave so I can pick up the pieces of trash.

There were plastic bottles of various water and coffee brands; a can of soda and some candy wrappers, too.

I stayed until they were done with their business.

I finally picked the rubbishes on that stretch. I found a handful and I couldn’t help but feel ashamed for those who don’t care for the environment.

People lack awareness on these environmental issues that we are facing. The future of our planet is in deep trouble. We can do something, but we’re too busy with our own welfare.

Like the girls I waited for to pick up the rubbish on the sand who were busy doing their own thing- taking selfies.

Were the reports about marine species dying each day still not enough? Turtles choking from rubber bands; whales ingesting rubber tires and plastic containers?

Was my concern valid? Yes. Can I do something about it?Definitely! But I am just me- I am nothing but a small voice!

I was so worried until I found these pictures. A collective effort of single individuals aiming to make an impact.

My voice, my worries can count with like-minded people like them.

The Lions and Leo Clubs of Iloilo conducted a Beach Clean-up Drive in the island of Boracay. The white powdery sand of Boracay was able to breathe out of the toxic pollution brought by man.

Young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun. -Miles Armada, Leo Chairperson at LCI

So, what’s the last piece of trash that you threw away? Have you ever thought of the impact of that single piece of candy wrapper in your pocket? That soda can that you just threw out of nowhere?

Before throwing that thrash away, you may think of other ways you can do about it. Recycle!

Before throwing that thrash away, you may simply take it for another use. Perhaps, re-use it?

Before buying anything, make sure you really need it. Or would it just be collecting dust in the storage? Wouldn’t you mind reducing clutter or practice a minimalist lifestyle?

Be an advocate for the environment. Be a responsible traveler. Show some love for Mother Earth.

Let’s all work together to create a bigger impact.

Found a distressed animal? Found an illegal mining pit? Or simply anything that violates the environment?

Report it using PeN!

Free emergency calls at all times!

Download it at

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Building a Better World with LEOS Worldwide!

Building a Better World with LEOS Worldwide!

Rarely will you encounter people who puts the welfare of others before theirs.

Did you know that there’s a superapp that gives free shopping money, free calls, free SMS and more? Download                               PeN to join in the fun! (Available at Google Play and App Store for FREE!)

Have you ever heard of Leo Clubs? They are real-life heroes; the leaders of tomorrow.

Young leaders. Leo Club International consists of young people who serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun. (Description gathered from their website.)

Consisting of young leaders who are passionate about changing the world, they gathered early this November to tackle important points that are relevant to help today’s society. They also conducted activities meant to enhance each attendees’ potential for leadership; strengthen the bond that has been established as true LEOS.

The delegates came from different parts of the world. Some of them came from Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Pakistan and other amazing countries with active Leo members.

Leo Clubs International made sure that each club effort is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to create the best future for the incoming generation. Hence, a symposium was particularly designed to highlight such goals point by point.

These goals aim to eliminate poverty, hunger, inequalities; provide sustainable and clean water, energy and habitat for all living organisms on water, land and air; develop sustainable cities, education systems, industries, economics; and make sure that every being is respected however they chose to spend their lifetime through gender equality, having decent jobs with no worries about world peace and unbiased justice system.

Behind the event’s success are Leo Dr Wong Tze Cheng and Leo Bobby Wong , Leo Advisory Panelists, who totally exudes exceptional leadership and hospitality.

Take a look at Leo Club International’s successful event at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia conducted from 10th to 12th of November 2017.

The vibrant committee who worked so hard to make the event flawless.

Leo Bobby with delegates from Malaysia and the Philippines.

Young leaders from Thailand.

Leo Bobby with his senior Lion mentors.

The future generations may need not to worry. Leos all over the world will save the day.

Got a great idea to help the underserved? Got a fundraiser? PeN would like to help! Shoot us an email at for a possible collaboration with your group!

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PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Patricia Cantimbuhan Tells Us About the Importance of Disease Surveillance

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Patricia Cantimbuhan Tells Us About the Importance of Disease Surveillance

Communicable diseases cause the most deaths in low-income countries around the world. According to Statista, these diseases are Malaria, respiratory infections, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS,  and diarrheal diseases.

In an interview with Dr. Patricia A. Cantimbuhan, an Infectious Disease Specialist of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, disease surveillance was put on higlight. Disease surveillance is an important element to defeat a possible outbreak that can disastrously affect a population.

Dr. Patricia A. Cantimbuhan, Infectious Disease Specialist of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, gives emphasis on the importance of disease surveillance.

    “Health is an important part of our life.  We cannot function properly without good health.  Disease surveillance is one of the ways we can protect our health.

Primary reporting system is an important element.  However, no information is generated unless a report of disease is initiated by a physician, infection control professional or the laboratory. 

These healthcare workers will not be able to generate such information unless people in the community will seek consult or report their conditions to the proper authorities.” 


– Dra. Patricia Cantimbuhan, Infectious Disease Specialist

 When asked about the importance of increasing awareness towards reporting and monitoring of communicable diseases in an area, she simply said: “Vigilance is key.  Everyone plays a role in the promotion of good health.” 

With new technology from superapps like PeN’s virus tracking features, vigilant reporting from a community-generated level could be easily done these days. Health officials can encourage a mandate to report health cases with the use of downloadable  smartphone technology; these reported cases shall be assessed carefully to establish credibilty. 

With such technological improvements, resolving health-related deficits could later on be managed by cutting further complications by easily identifying disease origins. 

Dr. Cantimbuhan stressed that all outbreaks should undergo a systematic investigation to control and defeat it. “Disease surveillance plays an important role in outbreak control.  We need to generate correct, complete and timely data to help direct disease control activities”, she added. 

Prevention is key; But if it’s too late, refrain from self-medication. Dr. Patricia Cantimuhan advises patients to seek medical consult immediately;  Follow the doctor’s advice for isolation;  quarantine and chemoprophylaxis (use of medications) to help stop the spread of disease.

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PeN mobile application highlights nearby destinations that can possibly boost more visitors anywhere!

The digital age has made the world closer. Thanks to technology, everything seems to be easier now. Global tourism can be considered to have benefited from technological advancements through the rise of social media and various tools that captures the beauty of what used to be hidden travel spots.

A total of 1.22 trillion U.S dollars were collected solely from international tourism revenue in 2016 since the beginning of the new millennium according to Statista. Tourism is such a big industry and there’s certainly more horizon to explore.

The UNWTO made a forecast that international tourist arrivals will rise to 1.81 billion in 2030. In India, 8.89 million tourists arrived last year that contributed $220 billion, 9.6 % of the country’s GDP. Clearly, tourism plays a vital role in every country in terms of economic growth; and technology, through the internet and mobile applications, boosted its worth.

By using its SPOT feature, PeN super app guides every user to let them know the closest destinations to visit. SPOT has four categories to choose from that’s why this feature is not only limited to tourism. Even business owners can benefit from PeN’s useful feature. These places are categorized into ACTIVITIES, VISIT, DINE AND SHOP

Ian Vernon, PeN’s CEO certainly thought about how the app can maximize its reach. With PeN’s SPOT feature, any establishment’s vital information within the user’s radius will be made accessible to its users. Plus, users can also check who among their friends are near to the same vicinity making it easier to invite them over the closest hangout place.

SPOT is made far less complicated for a reason. With one single click, any travel destination or business establishment can be seen instantly by PeN’s millions of users. Unlike other social platforms, PeN has a centralized community making it easier to reach out and promote any merchandise!

PeN made it easier for you to visit new places or attract new customers. PeN still has a long way to go, be with us and join us with our growth. Go check out the app and find out how it can help you find the best places near you!


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PeN, considered a Super App, is redefining new standards in  mobile apps and ensuring seamless connectivity for its users. The team behind this amazing super app is sending its heartfelt gratitude to its 1 Million  users mostly coming from India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Kuwait, Morocco, Nepal, Algeria, Laos, Qatar, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines. This milestone wouldn’t be possible without them.

Thank you, PeN Pals!

The superfluity of apps in the market but none addressing the underserved communities of the world inspired PeN CEO Ian Vernon to design a service that is intended for each end user’s satisfaction in the areas of personalised voice and messaging, healthcare, tourism, emergency services and social media.

PeN have enabled these features in one single mobile application. Feel lucky with the app’s credit-earning games and surprises. With PeN, each user has a chance to make calls and messages to loved ones even when they are offline or when they don’t have the app installed predominantly for free. Users can also take advantage of the super app’s emergency features where they can either make free emergency calls or locate loved ones to ensure their safety.

One of its innovative features, the PULSE Virus Tracker is helping in combating infection diseases where you can either check or report the newest contagious disease outbreak in your community, be it the Zika Virus, Dengue, Anthrax or the Plague.  

Just recently, PeN became an emergency tool to those affected by the massive calamities in India, Bangladesh and Nepal where majority of their cities have been flooded. PeN’s built-in features have also managed to provide free calls in North Africa and the Middle East, something that is a pretty big deal in those continents.

Users of all ages enjoy using PeN. Students,young professionals, businesspersons and even the generation of baby boomers find PeN to be a very practical app to use.

Most of them are thankful for the free ‘penney’ credits and for PeN, being an ‘awesome’ , ‘very nice’ and ‘mind blowing’ application that it is.

Actual feed backs from users.

Its other features, which are the usual staples on social media platforms, are more personalized and can be advantageous for buddies, small communities, potential businesses and upcoming social media personalities. Imagine reaching out to A NEW MILLION POSSIBILITIES of friends, business partners and fanbase! Once downloaded, PeN users can establish through its strategic community where a single post can instantly reach its million users.

PeN may be a newcomer that was only launched publicly a bit more than year ago but it already tackles major social responsibilities. PeN has launched its initiatives to protect and preserve our sole planet. Through the #PeNXGreenRevolution, this super app vows to plant ONE TREE for every 10 downloads to help mitigate climate change. PeN has chosen the Philippines as the introductory venue for the said cause given that the country is seen by a lot of biologists and preservationists having so much similarity with Galapagos with its mega-biodiversity.  PeN wants the environment to succeed alongside the super app’s success.  Eventually, every corner of the Earth will be planted by PeN’s initiative made possible by project partnerships with other organizations.

12,000 trees planted 3 months after the initiative started.

After a year of the PeN application being available and  having so much to offer, PeN’s more than 1 Million users can expect more innovations, social and environmental initiatives in the coming years.


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Since the beginning of 2017, Bacillus anthracis or Anthrax have already infected quite a number of patients. Almost every month, sporadic cases of humans most likely contracting the bacteria from bovines were being reported to have been suffering from the disease.

Fatal if not given outright treatment, Anthrax is a disease that should be taken seriously. The most recent casualty was a man from Georgia, Adjara.

In September 2017 alone, collected reports from PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker have shown new cases of the said disease. Adjara, Krygyztan, Bangladesh and Italy had cases of Anthrax on the first 10 days of the said month.


PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker collected reports on ANTHRAX that can be found in the super app.

According to WHO, Anthrax commonly infects herbivores but can also affect birds and other mammals through inhalation, cutaneous contact, digesting infected meat and injecting illegal drugs. Its symptoms also vary depending on how the disease was contracted.

The Bacillus anthracis bacterium is strenuous. A study by Dittman et al. found out that Bacillus anthracis has crystalline nucleotides protecting their DNA make-up against any environmental stress making them resistant to drought, heat and radiation.

An overview on PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker showing the location of diseases all over the globe.


Though Anthrax is curable in its early onset, being knowledgeable about it more especially on preventing it is a major advantage.

Are you at risk?

Mayo Clinic lists down risk factors depending on a person’s occupation. People in the military are highly at risk since Anthrax is also used a an agent for bio-terrorism. Professionals handling anthrax in laboratory settings, animal handlers on skin, fur or wool, veterinarians and game animal handlers are more likely contracting Anthrax since they are more often in direct contact with the bacteria. Heroin addicts will most likely be infected while injecting poorly sanitized illegal drug apparatus.

Monitor and be cautious at all times. Focusing on prevention is always a wise idea so watch out for these important facts, pandemic or not.


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A total of 421 patients have contracted the Hepatitis A disease since early 2017, said the Public Health Services Division in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

With 27 deaths and 292 hospitalizations, California has declared a Hepatitis A outbreak mostly victimizing homeless individuals according to the agency.

An overview of the user report from PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker

Vaccination efforts are being implemented on strategic locations in the county.

According to WHO,” Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected (and unvaccinated) person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. The disease is closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene.”

Hepatitis A can be avoided by thoroughly cleaning your hands after using the toilet and avoiding direct contact to contaminated stool, blood samples and other bodily fluid. Avoiding contaminated water and food is also important to prevent having the disease.

SOURCE: Public Health Services Division in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

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