Interesting combination of relationship and tech here:
» Software to ease divorce pains
If you went through a divorce during your life, you know it can be painful. Who will keep the house or the kids? How the money will be distributed? Even if professional mediators are involved, the process can really be unpleasant. According to LiveScience, two programs developed by Australian researchers might help. Their divorce software is designed to handle negotiations. ‘Family Winner’ and ‘Family Mediator’ mix ‘artificial intelligence, game theory and an electronic or human external mediator to help divorcing couples settle their disputes in a fair and rational manner.’ These two programs are only research prototypes at the moment, but the researchers hope they will soon be commercialized.
It apparently requires both parties to weight their wants and needs and divvies up the stuff based on priorities rather than simply cutting everything in half.
Seems to me this could be a helpful tool for some folks (like me) who need to see all the numbers on paper in times of stress, when it’s harder to see things as they are rather than how you fear (or want) them to be. Not a substitute for conversation or humans but as a support tool to handle some of the calculations and remind you of factors that need consideration.