Connected cots, talking teddies and the rise of the algorithmic child: Protecting children in the era of smart homes
Drinks reception will follow lecture
Over the past two decades, debates about online safety have played catch-up as Internet technologies have transformed our lives. Initially focused on the risks of text-based interactions carried out on family-owned home computers, policies have had to adjust to deal with the challenges and opportunities posed by the rise of individually-owned mobile devices. In a new context where many families now have access to screenless Internet-connected technologies such as home assistants and smart toys, this lecture will consider first, how we keep children safe and secure in the face of such new developments, and second what impact the data economy might be having on our fundamental expectations of childhood and parenting.
28 May 2019, 17:30 (Tuesday, 5th week, Trinity 2019)
Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Dr Victoria Nash (The Oxford Internet Institute,University of Oxford)
Oxford Internet Institute
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