The time of robotic deception is rapidly approaching. We are being bombarded regarding the inherent ethical dangers of the approaching robotics and AI revolution, but far less concern has been expressed about the potential for robots to deceive human beings.
From Usability to Exploitability
By Jeremy Pitt on September 21st, 2018 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
If digital technologies can be designed to maintain or sustain values, then the same technologies can be designed to manipulate or undermine those same values.
The Ultimate Black Box
By Krishna Sood on August 25th, 2018 in Ethics, Industry View, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Social Implications of Technology
Developers face a conundrum when launching software that must be equipped to make a moral judgment. Algorithms are being programmed to make consequential decisions that align with laws and moral sensibilities.
Chris Wylie’s Frankenstein
By Jim Isaak on March 23rd, 2018 in Articles, Case Studies, Ethics, Societal Impact
“Why would a Russian oil company want to target information on American voters?” Chris asks in the article. Cambridge Analytica claims to have 4000-5000 data points on 230,000,000 U.S. adults.
AI Tipping Point
By Jim Isaak on March 9th, 2018 in Articles, Ethics, Human Impacts, Social Implications of Technology
Prior to 2016 there was little press with occasional hype about artificial intelligence. Somewhere in the last two years we… Read More
A Character Manifesto
By Jim Isaak on February 2nd, 2018 in Articles, Ethics, Human Impacts, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
In “Finding the Wonder Woman Within,” values like courage, wonder, equality, grace, and power are addressed, often in very powerful ways.
Information Technology in a City Enterprise
By David Gancarz on January 19th, 2018 in Commentary, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
We must challenge ourselves to transcend our familiar notion of the IT artifact as just an inanimate tool standing by for our use like some sort of mechanical device, neatly separable and distinct from us. It is far more productive to view Information Technology as practice.
Citizen trust and confidence in the public institution and notions of the public good are, in many ways, the bottom line for the public sector.
Appointment of the Planet’s Policy Custodian
By Joe Carvalko on January 6th, 2018 in Editorial & Opinion, Environment, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
The Trump administration cannot simply reject current theories of climate change based on nothing more than that it may conflict with a constituency’s self-interest or one’s sheer lack of understanding.
The Privacy Slippery Slope
By Jim Isaak on November 10th, 2017 in Articles, Ethics, Privacy & Security
Where did the privacy slippery slope begin? Or perhaps asking the question with more focus, when did we start trading… Read More
IEEE-SSIT Tackles Standards Development
By Jim Isaak on October 31st, 2017 in Articles, Ethics, Standards
A Guest Blog Post from: Victoria A. Hailey, CMC & Katherine Bennett, (standards development leaders in IEEE). On 28 September 2017,… Read More
Biometric Surveillance and the Right to Privacy
By Angus Willoughby on October 5th, 2017 in Commentary, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security
Using biometric technology to identify and monitor people raises human rights concerns. In particular, biometrics are often associated with intrusions into privacy.
Operationalizing SSIT’s 5 Pillars: Pillar 2: Ethics, Human Values and Technology
By Paul Cunningham on September 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Magazine Articles, President's Message
Pillar 2 is focused on professional and research ethics, ethics in the development of technologies, ethics in the context of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology, as well as engineering ethics education.
By Doug Hill on August 1st, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
The future as depicted in works of science fiction, especially of the multiplex variety, is almost uniformly dystopian. The bleakness… Read More
Algorithmic Bias: Addressing Growing Concerns
By Guest Author on July 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Leading Edge, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
In the context of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, and with support… Read More
Can We Program Ethics into AI?
By Keith Miller on July 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
At the IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, held in Melbourne, Australia, July 13–15, 2016, Keith… Read More
Getting from 1932 to 1945
By Guest Author on July 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Societal Impact
Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers in Times of Chaos and Upheaval If the future is coming at an ever accelerating… Read More
Speaking Out against Socially Destructive Technologies
By Katina Michael on July 28th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
Norbert Wiener and the Call for Ethical Engagement Over the last century, the greatest acceleration of technological development has come… Read More
Ethics and …
By ieeessit on June 29th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Magazine Articles
These remarks were delivered by IEEE President and CEO J. Roberto B. de Marca at the 2014 IEEE Ethics Conference,… Read More
SSIT Past and Future
By ieeessit on June 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Magazine Articles, President's Message
The year 1962 saw the publication of at least three important works related to technology and society. Rachel Carson, a… Read More
Human by Design: An Ethical Framework for Human Augmentation
By Guest Author on June 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
Rapid advances in science and technology are opening doors for the fulfillment of human desires in ways that were not… Read More