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Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

Technology is a fundamental resource for human development.

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Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

Technological change has intended and unintended consequences.

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How should we control the development of technology?

How should we control the development of technology?

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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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Soft Law Governance of Artificial Intelligence



Ideas on Optimizing the Future Soft Law Governance of AI

January 22, 2022

This special issue published in cooperation with IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (December 2021) is dedicated to examining the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) through soft law. These programs are characterized by the creation of substantive expectations that are not directly enforced by government.

Knowing the Unknowable: Soft Laws and Hard Decisions

January 16, 2022

If it were possible to formulate laws involving vague predicates and adjudicate them, what would be the implications of such minimalist formulations for soft laws and even for “hard” laws? The possible implications are threefold: 1) does possibility imply desirability; 2) does possibility imply infallibility; and 3) does possibility imply accountability? The answer advanced here, to all three questions, is “no.”

Growing a Culture of Technological Stewardship

January 15, 2022

The negative effects of technological innovations can be foreseen, and more importantly, mitigated through more intentional and skillful engineering. Systematic efforts to address these impacts remain peripheral to the engineering profession. The Canada-based Engineering Change Laboratory has identified a set of behaviors that take a value sensitive approach to the practice and culture of engineering.

 

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