Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

How should we control the development of technology?

How should we control the development of technology?

Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.

Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.

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Social Implications of Robotics and AI



500 Years Later: Doors and Disputations

May 12, 2018
AUTHOR: Christine Perakslis
FILED UNDER: Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact, Topics

Our authors nail rich scholarship to our portal, thus inviting healthy disputation. In this issue, we considered the value of a mesh of connective vehicles used to overcome the digital divide.

BOOK REVIEW: Drone Warfare

April 27, 2018
AUTHOR: Jacob Ossar
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact

When thanks to drone use soldiers rarely come home in body bags, members of the public are not often prompted to care about or even notice military activity half a world away.

BOOK REVIEW: Drowning in Information, Starving for Knowledge

April 10, 2018
AUTHOR: Abdullah Shahid and Ningzi Li
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Communication Technology, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact, Topics

Orman poses “information overload” as a paradox and gives us three mechanisms through which such paradox arises. The paradox is that technologies help us know more, but in the process, we know less.

 

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Cultural Perspectives of AI

May 11, 2018
AUTHOR: Jim Isaak
FILED UNDER: Blog Post, Privacy & Security, Societal Impact

How does your culture view the potential for AI?