Business

Dutch fine Fortnite maker for 'pressuring' kids with ads

Dutch authorities slapped a 1.1-million-euro fine on Fortnite maker Epic Games on Tuesday, judging that vulnerable children were exploited and pressured into making purchases in the game's Item Shop.

Machine learning & AI

AI ethics are ignoring children, say researchers

Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on Ethical Web and Data Architectures (EWADA), University of Oxford, have called for a more considered approach when embedding ethical principles in the development and governance ...

Robotics

What robots can learn from therapists

A transformative experience working with very sick children changed Paul Bucci's mind about how robots used in human therapy should be designed.

Internet

Clear duty of care needed to protect children online

Explicit and disturbing content is being served up to children online and the kids themselves are calling on adults in government and tech companies to step in to protect them, according to a new international report.

Internet

We street-proof our kids. Why aren't we data-proofing them?

Google recently agreed to pay a US$170 million fine for illegally gathering children's personal data on YouTube without parental consent, which is a violation under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).