by Marc Canellas and Rachel Haga Autonomous weapons systems (AWS) are already here. Although some of the colloquial names for… Read More
The ability to kill a target from a “position of safety” is essentially the basic design criteria for many weapon systems.
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, has won a… Read More
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.
A recent CBS Sixty Minutes program interviewed folks at U.S. DARPA, including a demonstration of how a recent hacking of… Read More
Various states in the U.S. are using big data tools, such as the Lexus-Nexus database, to identify people who are… Read More
Cyber attacks are increasing. What might be done about this, by technologists, by citizens, or by nation states?
The issue of how video games or movies affect behavior is a recurrent topic in academic and public discourse.
The intention of this blog-segment is to bring up a current problem caused by technology and discuss not only its… Read More
Please join us at 4PM EDT on March 17 for a discussion on cryptocurrencies with John Villasenor, a non-resident senior fellow… Read More
Editor: Deepak Mathur Message from the President IEEE SSIT This past year, 2013, was a busy year for me, and… Read More
Katina Michael at the University of Wollongong, guest editor of the June 2013 Computer magazine special issue on Big Data:… Read More
Like everyone, I listened to the news about the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon with horror. I’m not from… Read More
My boyfriend just gave me a sous vide machine. So of course, I spent hours today reading not just about… Read More
Several years ago, a relative of mine needed a liver transplant. While she did ultimately receive one, she was one… Read More
A cyber attack that sabotaged Iran’s uranium enrichment program was an “act of force” and was likely illegal, according to… Read More
I saw this on PBS and was reminded with a shock that there are still Americans (and lots of people… Read More
Oh Google, I love a lot of your products and services, but this was pretty stupid. If you hadn’t heard… Read More
A good friend of mine is a pretty active hobbyist 3-D printer. He has two of the things – and… Read More