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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Is Your Algorithm Dangerous?

November 10, 2018
AUTHOR: Lyria Bennett Moses
FILED UNDER: Entries, Leading Edge, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

How do we ensure that tools such as machine learning do not displace important social values? Evaluating the appropriateness of an algorithm requires understanding the domain space in which it will operate.

Translational Technologists and Collective Creativity

October 27, 2018
AUTHOR: Christine Perakslis
FILED UNDER: Entries, Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact

As a community, we aim to develop and deploy practical technological solutions that are of benefit to individuals and society. With participation-based methods, we no longer prescribe solutions, but rather co-construct.

IEEE and Sustainable Development

October 26, 2018

This month I will briefly discuss the work of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, which I have the honor to chair this year.

 

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Thank You, But No: Facebook’s “Portal” Is A Wild Misjudgment

November 2, 2018
AUTHOR: cia romano
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Privacy & Security, Societal Impact

Portal says that privacy is “built into every layer.” Despite the company’s reassurances about privacy, users are backing away.