Technological determinism is a myth; there are always underlying economic motivations for emergence of new technologies. The idea that technology leads development is not necessarily true, for example, con-sider AI. It has been a topic of inter-est to researchers for decades, but only recently has the funding caught up, matching the motivation and enabling the development of AI-ori-ented technologies to really take off.
RFID, even though it underlies electronic toll collection and other systems we interact with every day and is poised to become practically ubiquitous, is far less conspicuous. Jordan Firth’s A Billion Little Pieces aims to bring RFID into the foreground, giving readers a sense of what the technology is, how it is being and could be used, and how concerned we should be about its implications, especially those regarding privacy.
One result of increased AI integration will be increased empathy for robots. This transformation has potential upsides and risks.
National security issues arise when IoT reporting reveals information about troop movements and locations.
The accumulation of data points for every person on earth continues at an amazing rate, and from an amazing diversity… Read More
There is an increasing interest in, and implementation of the Internet of Things. As the number and types of interconnections… Read More
VIZIO is reportedly paying fines for using TVs to track user’s viewing patterns in significant detail as well as associating… Read More
It should be noted that an early, if not first, instance of an online physical attack on a person has… Read More
Guest Blog entry by Cassie Phillips With the recent, record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks carried out with hijacked Internet-of-Things… Read More
With Siri and Alexa, you are being asked to “bug your house” with a device that listens to every noise in the house.
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
Paul Cunningham Dublin, Leinster; Ireland SSIT Volunteer since: 2.013 SSIT Roles 2013 – 2016: Chair, UK & Ireland Chapter 2016… Read More