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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Introducing FutureProof, the IEEE SSIT Blog

September 7, 2018
AUTHOR: terribookman
FILED UNDER: Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes, Societal Impact

SSIT launches FutureProof, a refereed blog of concise, authoritative posts surfacing critical topics on the social implications of technology.

The Ultimate Black Box

August 25, 2018
AUTHOR: Krishna Sood
FILED UNDER: Entries, Ethics, Industry View, Magazine Articles, Robotics

Developers face a conundrum when launching software that must be equipped to make a moral judgment. Algorithms are being programmed to make consequential decisions that align with laws and moral sensibilities.

Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections

August 11, 2018

As social media serves to transform free speech the world over, a pervasive infiltration of the information highway is underway by individuals and entities using bots and human agencies to invade our privacy and channel extremist, hateful speech in propaganda-like campaigns bent on undermining democratic institutions.

 

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The Not-So-Silent Scream: Speculative Film Goes Full Dark

September 7, 2018
AUTHOR: cia romano
FILED UNDER: Blog Posts, Entries, Human Impacts, Societal Impact

What are the potential consequences of mistrust, fear, or simple disinterest in technologies that have become an actual or perceived necessity to millions?