Netopia Podcast on Digital Ethics

Do you know about Eliza? It was a 1960’s computer science experience on psycho-therapy and it turned out that patients preferred interacting with the crude algorithms of the technology of the time to meeting a real-life therapist. Oxford professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger tells that story in Netopia’s broadcast on Digital Ethics.

Radio Resonance FM host Peter Warren and reporter Jane Whyatt were two of the authors of the report, this podcast is based on the same research but here are the voices of the academics that were interviewed. Other names include Murray Shanahan (Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College) and Adrian David Cheok (Professor of Pervasive Computing, City University London), both of whom appeared in the Netopia-seminar on the same topic last month.

Listen to the podcast here.