Children and AI Agents?
During the Fall, I have contributed to the targeted consultation of the research community launched by the European Commission. The initiative is aimed at identifying the challenges and risks associated to children digital use and experience in a digital environment and collectively designing the best way to promote, protect, respect and fulfil children rights in […]
The Human Error Project: Expanding the Debate
Researching the datafication of family life and the impact of tech on children’s rights in the Child Data Citizen project led me to a new research exploration. As I listened to parents telling me how they were being falsely ‘read’ or ‘understood’ by algorithms crunching their data traces, and analyzed the impacts of inaccurate automated decisions […]
Children Data Rights: a Canadian step forward
In March 2021, I had the pleasure to share insights from my project Child Data Citizen in an interview with CSA Group and Springboard Policy from Canada. The fruit of their research dedicated to Children’s Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence just got released. This interview was the occasion to specifically focus on the […]
Children’s Tech? The importance of Privacy by Design
On the 18th of November, I was delighted to talk about my research at the Digital Action Lab at the Global Child Forum, alongside other impressive researchers and speakers to advocate the importance of protecting children’s rights. What impressed me most about the event, from the forward by HRH Princess Sofia and the concluding remarks […]
A Personal Journey to 1.5 Million Views.
One year ago in November, 2019 I walked on the stage of the Denver Bellco Theatre to participate to the TedxMileHigh event, and to talk in front of 5000 people. I was terrified. I had been working on my talk with my amazing coach Helena Bowen who over three months helped me to translate my […]
The Human Error in AI and Children’s Rights
On Saturday the 13th of June, I submitted a report titled The Human Error in AI and Children’s Rights as response to the EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence a European Approach Consultation. My response combines the findings of the Child | Data | Citizen Project with the preliminary observations resulting from my forthcoming project […]
Child Data Citizen Book Coming Soon!
The MIT Press has just announced the release date of my book Child |Data Citizen: How Tech Companies are Profiling us from before Birth will be the 22nd of December, 2020, and I can’t wait. In Child Data Citizen, I examine the construction of children into data subjects, describing how their personal information is collected, archived, sold, […]
What Tech Companies know about our Children
I am pleased to announce that my TedxMileHigh talk is now online. In the talk I explain that tech companies are tracking children, starting before they’re born, often before they’re conceived, and throughout their lives — on Google and Facebook, through pregnancy tracking apps, in the classroom, and the doctor’s office. I show how the […]
Voice Prints and Children’s Rights
As voice-operated AIs become part of everyday living, children talk to them, they ask questions, they make jokes, they test their intelligence, or they demand to hear a specific tune. These technologies answer, interact with them and collect enormous amounts of personal and highly contextual data. Yet we have very little knowledge or understanding about […]