The Digital Seventh Age: Kevin Doughty

Kevin puts the following article into context for Telecare Aware readers: “It’s follow-up to a presentation to over 100 young engineers and computer scientists earlier this year. They have lots of exciting ideas on how technology can support older people but little knowledge of the softer issues such as intrusion, ethics, consent and acceptability of gadgets and gizmos. Therefore, the introduction of chatbots (as virtual friends) is not presented as something necessarily worth doing – but rather as an example of an application that should be questioned before someone goes ahead and introduces it.”

Thought-provoking material in this article for Computing and Control.