Modelling a Socialized Chatbot Using Trust Development in Children: Lessons learnt from Tay

What is significant about this model is that A1B0T (autonomous chatbot) forms its own representation of the world (which can be called its ontology) before making a decision on the facts with which it is presented. The relationship between the tweet and how trustworthy it is, is formalised within the representation before this is used to make a decision. Ultimately, this allows A1B0T to take the first steps towards forming its own independent view of the world and adds to its autonomy.

“I am Echoborg” joined the Brighton Fringe and the Cheltenham Festival 2021

JUNE 2021 The "I am Echoborg" participative theatre show went to the Brighton Fringe 2021 and the Cheltenham Festival. Brighton Fringe was a milestone event as it was the first hybrid performance where some of the audience were located in the Rialto Theatre, Brighton [UK] and many more joined online via a Zoom conferencing system. … Continue reading “I am Echoborg” joined the Brighton Fringe and the Cheltenham Festival 2021

Virtual Humans – Book review

This week, David Burden and Professor Maggi Savin-Baden launch their latest book on Virtual Humans: Today and Tomorrow. Delightfully, I was able to have a preview of the final copy. Here is my review. "Intelligent, pragmatic and insightful, Virtual Humans is an essential guide for those who want to understand the complex landscape of today’s … Continue reading Virtual Humans – Book review

Why go social inside the firewall?

By Perry Timms, thought leader, HR Practitioner, Social Business Entrepreneur, Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and Visiting Fellow - Sheffield Hallam University To decode this headline please read: Social =  collaborative technologies Firewall = the digital barrier to stop your company technology from cyber attacks Social Media.  If you’ve read one story, blog … Continue reading Why go social inside the firewall?

#edcmooc: Today’s metaphors for future reference

This is the second assignment in my #edcmooc. This time I have been invited to comment on some possible perspectives of Utopia and Dystopia in the future presented in a series of short videos and films.  I plan to experiment with some metaphors and explore the following questions. Who is set to benefit from the … Continue reading #edcmooc: Today’s metaphors for future reference

Event – 14 September 2012

There is no spoon: technology, presence and ethics in online coaching Held at i-coach academy, Central London In this presentation I was interested in the role of neuroscience when it meets virtual reality and how we define our identity in a fast changing ethical code. It started off with the impact I could see films … Continue reading Event – 14 September 2012

Listening to ignite the human mind

I have read with great interest the current debates on the importance of listening. What has interested me for some time is the power of listening, real listening, just enjoying somebody's thinking with no need to add or change or adapt the magic of their thoughts.  I suppose I think that people deserve not to be interrupted from … Continue reading Listening to ignite the human mind

Ethics of online coaching

Recently, I gave a presentation on the ethics of online coaching at Oxford Brookes University The question I wanted to ask was, what happens to ethics when we go into a digital environment? Arguably, ethically, online coaching has the same issues as  face to face coaching. In that a coach will seek to create an … Continue reading Ethics of online coaching