André Pimenta

CEO & Co-Founder at Performetric


A simple definition for machine learning could be that it “is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience (without explicitly being programmed to do so). Machine learning focuses on developing computer programs that can access data, analyze it and use it to learn.” It’s innovation and business potential is not restricted to company’s like Google and Facebook, to help us find better search results or to suggest, a person to add to our Facebook list of fans, or a video that might be of interest to us....

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A productive workplace is crucial to business success. It doesn't matter if you are a simple operator, assistant or the CEO, everyone plays a part in getting your company to reach its goals each month. Tired employees, no matter how much you try to motivate them. They are exhausted. They can be underproductive and even dangerous in critical situations causing harm to themselves and others through impaired judgment and reduced capacity to perform their work. Workers who are fatigued may have a slower reaction time or be unable to make good decisions. Fatigue can also lower the immune system, leading...

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Recently an advertising campaign stated, “Find out how a good break can improve your company”. We couldn’t agree more. Do take a Break! All our work is developed to ensure you keep your team at top performance and peak shape. Performetric by evaluating the fatigue levels prevents burnout, prevents high levels of absenteeism, and promotes performance and lower stress levels. Did you know that if you take a break at the right moment you can actually prevent mental fatigue for much longer periods of time? It isn’t that “productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness”...

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In recent news, the title of the article was: “Only 41% of employers have a strategy to protect the health of workers”, and the article ends with the following conclusion: “increasingly aware of the direct link between the well-being of employees and their level of productivity and commitment to the company, as well as the relationship with behaviours associated with less healthy lifestyles - namely, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and obesity. What remains now is: moving into practice.” As suggested in a 2007 publication by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, “Steps to Health. A European framework...

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Mental health problems (burnout, mental fatigue, depression, self-deprivation, loneliness, insomnia…) lead to the loss of productivity. Those losses represent big cost to companies, and to the individuals affected by it. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, member of the Order of Psychologists (Portuguese Psychologists Association), said that the loss of productivity caused by mental health problems can represent an approximate cost of €212 million per year to small and medium-sized enterprises and €117 millions to big companies. We can say that mental health problems can cost €329 million per year to companies, but you have to evaluate the other side: How much does...

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