IEEE ISTAS 2020 Public Interest Technology (Arizona State University) November 12 – November 14 – The International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE’s Society on the Social Implications of Technology- the oldest society and conference of its kind. ISTAS is a multi/inter/trans-disciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social implications of technology.
The IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) are proud to announce the Society’s second refereed publication, the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (IEEE-TTS).
SSIT’s new IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society will launch in March 2020. Information for Authors and General Call for Papers are here.
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.
Katina Michael – We are Becoming Enslaved by our Technology from the Intelligence Squared (IQ2) debate at the City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia. (2014) Assembled with pictures plundered from the 14 corners of the Internet.
Is it unreasonable for us to want more from the AI-inspired — something more than, for example, a robot that can get up off the ground, and recover from being hit with a club?
The big issue is the mass scale big data collection strategies using social media intelligence, CCTV, behavioral biometrics using facial recognition and visual analytics to monitor human activities, the keystroke-level tracking of end-users by third parties on Internet websites, the use of in-bound technology devices that conduct ICT surveillance and home monitoring, and even fitness trackers we carry alongside our mobile phone that are set to control our health insurance premiums.
In 1997 Eduardo Kac became the first human to implant himself with a non-medical device in the performance art work titled “Time Capsule”
Katina Michael delivers an invited presentation on the topic of the “Pros and Cons of Implantables” for @IEEESSIT. The presentation… Read More
Professor Katina Michael from the University of Wollongong, speaks at the 2012 TEDxUWollongong on the moral and ethical dilemmas of… Read More
Katina Michael on “What Makes Us Human?” Recorded on 14 June 2013 at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Video credit… Read More
Katina Michael speaks on the future of computing. Recorded on 14 June 2013 at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Video… Read More
Not So Fast: Thinking Twice about Technology. By Doug Hill. Univ. of Georgia Press, Oct. 15, 2016, 240 pp. In… Read More
Norbert Wiener and the Call for Ethical Engagement Over the last century, the greatest acceleration of technological development has come… Read More
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An Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Born Timothy Ware in Bath, Somerset, England, Metropolitan Kallistos was educated at Westminster School… Read More
Nanotechnology in the Military The military sector has been investing in nanotechnology solutions since their inception. Internal assessment committees in… Read More
I have long pondered the issue of dehumanization through automation. I think the old adage: “no one is irreplaceable” now… Read More
Figure 1. Bus drivers across the West Midlands were equipped with mini DNA kits in 2012 to help police track… Read More
On the 9th of December in 2015, I set out for a camping trip with my three young children to… Read More