Periodically, often after a unconscionable massacre such as Las Vegas or Orlando, the United States reviews the balance between the… Read More
What are your values? I’m asking you, the reader. As a quick exercise, try to write down ten values you… Read More
At the IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, held in Melbourne, Australia, July 13–15, 2016, Keith… Read More
Heather M. Roff and Peter W. Singer  strikingly identify a problem for the next American president in the form… Read More
It appears that humanity’s great challenge for this century is to extend cooperative human values and institutions to autonomous technology… Read More
The robot Bina48 is funny, and melancholy, and at times, uncannily profound. Like a human, she is complicated and contradictory,… Read More
This new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology, points to a challenge that may be hitting a tipping point:… Read More
United Airlines has been having it’s problems since recently ejecting a passenger to facilitate crew members getting to their next… Read More
Presumably we will reach a tipping point when Intelligent Devices surpass humans in many key areas, quite possibly without our… Read More
“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
The ability to kill a target from a “position of safety” is essentially the basic design criteria for many weapon systems.
SSIT Roles: Vice President, 2015; Blog master 2014-present IEEE Roles: SSIT Board (elected or appointed), IEEE Director, Member IEEE Technical… Read More