Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.
Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.
How should we control the development of technology?
Technology must be harnessed for the good of humanity and the planet.
Spring 2020 - Robots and Humans: Leveling up or Leveling Down?
FILED UNDER: Editorial & Opinion, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Security threats to smart devices are not just from hacking, but also from a lack of control over data access. The separation of security from convenience makes it difficult for the average user to determine how secure a smart device is.
FILED UNDER: Commentary, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
It is important to discuss both the potential and risks of machine learning (ML) and to inspire practitioners to use ML for beneficial objectives.
FILED UNDER: Book Reviews, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Julie Wosk’s My Fair Ladies is an engaging historical account of female automata, with sidelights on dolls, disembodied electronic female voices, masks, make-up, and the sexual and gender implications of efforts to create artificial humans.
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- August 21 - August 23
- October 29 - November 1
If only we knew more about the world that we live in. If only we understood that all things are interconnected. If only we could learn to value ethics above rank profiteering. We would make better decisions for ourselves and for our society. We would make good moral decisions. But we now know that access to factual knowledge does not necessarily improve the world. We are living that reality today.