July 20th Event: Kids & The Connected Home



Join us for a discussion on kids, connected toys and devices, and privacy.

The debate over the relationship between children and technology has been heated and complex. Issues ranging from the right amount of screen time, online privacy, safety and security have occupied policymakers, parents, and advocates for quite some time. New technologies such as dolls that listen and talk, interactive teddy bears, smart home devices, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have intensified the debate. As new types of data are collected, these technologies will generate both opportunities for interactive play and education, but also new challenges.

Security concerns around outsiders accessing children’s information or accessing a parent’s home are already in the news. The nature of dolls and toys that become a child’s best friend – that can discuss intimate information, provide advice, and be a buddy – are raising questions about the right balance. When artificial intelligence enters the mix, the debate will only be intensified.

This talk is free and open to the public though space is limited. Doors open at 9:30 am for networking.

Follow the conversation on Twitter via the hashtag #InternetOfToys and follow @csmpasscode, @FOSI, and @futureofprivacy.




Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)


Microsoft I & P Center – 901 K Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20001