Kerry Jewett, Bassetti and Director discussed on Chips with Everything


So one of professors you, it's roles as lead of this research project is to consider the ethical implications of digital touch technologies before, or as they are created. Because it's entirely possible that technology is created to try to help lonely generation might inadvertently lead to further isolation. Should not do is is replace the actual physical contact and the physical. The need for meeting people on physical one to one basis will look into that more. After this show break. Make space. Base the films of Chilean romance, glaze, millennial, angst, poetry, that makes you want to write poetry. Those new Jack SuperFood samosas. A writer that's never been written about the money g you might love and opinions. You might note eight year weekend, make space to beams fired, pick up the guardian and the observer this weekend. Welcome back to chips with everything. I'm Eric Weber before the break. I explored the idea of using digital touch technology, help people with dementia as presented in a recent interactive exhibition called remote contact. We heard from professor Kerry Jewett of University College London, who highlighted the importance of considering the ethical implications when shaping touch technologies. But we've already seen technologies developed in the name of patient care and some of raised questions. Hello? Hi, Seth. Do its job him for the guardian? I'm good. How are you? Professors that you've aja is the director of Edinburgh university's said, differ robotics. So mostly I work with robots all different coins. So we'll robots static, robots, cadre, petrol bots, and humanoid robots. The main emphasis of our work is applying sort of data signs, machine learning techniques for smart control of these kinds of robotic platforms. I wanted to know whether older people are comfortable interacting with a robot that has been tasked with that calf. It is very insightful to see that the adoption of technology and robotics is very culture specific. So Japanese particularly comfortable with the use of technology for very personal care. The US is at would say slightly different stories. There are a lot more skeptical about the use of robotics technologies in these kind of scenarios. So you can't fall somewhere in between there. Demographics, especially the southeast Asian countries in India, for example, where still the use of these technologies are still not 'economics viable. So it's very hard to generalize. It's very culture specific. It seems like helping vulnerable people, you know, older people and people with illnesses would be one of the main areas that technology would be interested in. I know a lot of people are hopeful that technology can be used for that kind of thing. Can you give me some examples of digital technologies that have been used for care in the past and more and more relooking at what we call smart homes? So these are homes where you use sensing and some sort of clever Ailey in processing to convert those various sensors. And the sensors could be monitoring human movement. It could be monitoring devices like you're in a microwave, ovens, Oreo refrigerators or your televisions, and it is using those multiple sensing modalities to first of all, a create a pattern of say, everyday behavior in a care home, for example. And then one of the potential applications. Would be to try and use data to detect anomalies. So for example, if a person is not feeling well, you could potentially try and predict things like strokes and and cardiac cardiac arrests and stuff like that. So it will give you a support of Bassetti to basically make allow people to do the things that they would not have been able to do without essay, for example, a care physical, human care and their homes, say, what kind of ethical issues might that be with those kinds of technologies that so in order to deliver much more customized, much more what I say, personalized care, you need to collect very personalized data. So that reveals a lot about an individual person whether or not that person is willing or is actively agreed to give the data out is an interesting question. There's there's some other aspects more on the sort of soft and social side of things. So if you take some of. Technologies and applied to an everyday situation like a conversational agent or

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