The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs… Read More
IEEE ISTAS 2023 Call for Papers – Submit full papers and short papers by extended deadline of 21 March
By Miriam Cunningham on February 10th, 2023 in Call for Papers, Conferences
The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) 2023 takes place in Swansea University, Wales from 13 – 15… Read More
Learning From Indigenous Cultures
By Marc Steen on February 10th, 2023 in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
We would act wisely if we turn to alternative ways of thinking, other wisdom traditions, and learn from them. Ubuntu philosophy can help to draw attention to social issues, for example, the horrors of colonialism, exclusion, and oppression, and to find ways to promote social justice. Aboriginal wisdom can help to apply diverse ways of knowing, for example, knowledge that is related to place, to kinship, to stories, to patterns—not only knowledge in books. The Indigenous cultures and wisdom of the Americas can teach us how to organize economic and political systems more sustainably and to develop more caring relationships with nature. And Confucian culture and wisdom can help to design and apply technologies in ways that support us as relational and developmental beings.
TTS Vol 3 Issue 4 Special Issue: After COVID-19: Crises, Ethics and Socio-Technical Change
By Miriam Cunningham on January 2nd, 2023 in Transactions
Access Volume 3 Issue 4 Special Issue: After COVID-19: Crises, Ethics and Socio-Technical ChangeSpecial Issue: After COVID-19: Crises, Ethics and… Read More
IEEE ETHICS-2023 – Call for Papers – Deadline Extended
By Joe Herkert on December 8th, 2022 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Ethics, Human Impacts, Social Implications of Technology, SSIT Announcements
IEEE ETHICS-2023: Ethics in the Global Innovation Helix – Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED: Poster Abstracts and Full Draft Papers (short length and regular length) due January 13, 2023
Making It Strange
By Charles Wallace on December 5th, 2022 in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
In this time of massive growth in the scale and scope of technological innovations, it is more important than ever to look critically at the nature of these innovations and to challenge a naïve, techno-utopian attitude that innovation is synonymous with progress.
The Everyday Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility
By Jessica Smith on November 21st, 2022 in Articles, Commentary, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
People around the world are increasingly holding corporations accountable for their practices and seeking ways to rectify their unequal distribution of the risks and benefits among differently positioned populations.
IEEE ISTAS 2021 – Guiding Responsible Neurotechnological Innovation
By Miriam Cunningham on June 15th, 2022 in Conferences, Ethics, Social Implications of Technology, Videos
The Special Session “Guiding Responsible Neurotechnological Innovation” took place during IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) 2021 on 28 October 2021…. Read More
Preparing to Design Robots for Social Contexts
By Clint Andrews on April 22nd, 2022 in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
Emerging social contexts add new requirements to the knowledge that successful roboticists need. Much of this additional knowledge comes from the social sciences and humanities.
What to Expect From IEEE 7000: The First Standard for Building Ethical Systems
By S. Spiekermann on February 21st, 2022 in Articles, Ethics, Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
How can tech organizations of whatever size and industry build more ethical systems? IEEE 7000™ aims to provide organizations with “ethical specs.”
The Uber “unicorn” stock crash: Cheat-code culture hits the wall at last, maybe
By cia romano on May 16th, 2019 in Blog Posts, Ethics, Societal Impact
While “Ubering” was acquiring cachet as a verb and as a routine rite of passage for millennials (the heaviest users of the service), the company was besieged by problems. Some came squarely on the back of a general lack of ethics, or care for consequences.
Odorveillance and the Ethics of Robotic Olfaction
By Emily Stark on January 25th, 2019 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Social Implications of Technology
Given the current lack of regulation, there is nothing in principle to stop unscrupulous organizations from deploying surreptitious robotic olfaction.
Virtual Reality: Ethical Challenges and Dangers
By Ben Kenwright on January 14th, 2019 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
As VR has hit the mainstream, much debate has arisen over its ethical complexities. Traditional moral responsibilities do not always translate to the digital world. One aspect we argue is essential to ethical responsibility for virtual reality is that VR solutions must integrate ethical analysis into the design process, and practice dissemination of best practices.
Ethics of Robotic Deception
By Ronald C. Arkin on October 9th, 2018 in Editorial & Opinion, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Social Implications of Technology
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.
BOOK REVIEW: Drone Warfare
By Jacob Ossar on April 27th, 2018 in Book Reviews, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact
When thanks to drone use soldiers rarely come home in body bags, members of the public are not often prompted to care about or even notice military activity half a world away.
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
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