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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Letter to the Editor

August 9, 2019
AUTHOR: Christine Perakslis
FILED UNDER: Entries, Letters to the Editor, Societal Impact

I am hopeful that our younger readership will learn a bit about less known American history from the brief analogy I utilized, and therefore will join us in honoring all such men as George Washington Carver and their marvelous contributions to society! Thank you to Mr. Gadeken for his comments.

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Letter to the Editor

AUTHOR: Jim Isaak
FILED UNDER: Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles

“Nudging” is the term used in the IEEE standards work on Ethics for AI Design. An AI system that applies deep learning to manipulating human decisions, with detailed analysis of the targeted individual, is a disturbing potential that must affect our trust in both the systems and those that direct their applications.

Microchipping People Is a “Bad Idea”

July 31, 2019
AUTHOR: Katina Michael
FILED UNDER: Entries, Health & Medical, Human Impacts, Interview, Magazine Articles

Sjöström argues that NFC chips are a solution in search of a problem, have limited utility, are less efficient than alternatives, and pose significant health risks.

 

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Brain Implants: Hype or Hope

August 16, 2019
AUTHOR: Tom Harris
FILED UNDER: Entries, Ethics, Health & Medical, Human Impacts, Video & Podcasts, Videos

Katina Michael, Director of the Center for Engineering, Policy and Society at Arizona State University speaks at TEDxASU 2019 about…  Read More