Past Issues

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Past Issues 2014 - present

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  • December 2023

    Artificial Intelligence: Rocket or Racket?

    The increasing digitalization of our social systems has led to the development of agentic computational artifacts. If socio-technical systems (STSs)…  Read More

  • March 2021

    Artificial Intelligence for a Fair, Just, and Equitable World

    The rise of AI has fueled the debate on the potential contribution of new technologies to the creation of a…  Read More

  • September 2021

    Public Interest Technology

    Technology can be seen as a public good that can benefit all, through an open democratic system of governance, with…  Read More

  • December 2021

    Special Issue on Soft Law Governance of Artificial Intelligence

    This special issue is dedicated to examining the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) through soft law. The contents grew out…  Read More

  • March 2022

    Decolonizing Technology

    Developing, evaluating, and disseminating IT research prototypes for and with indigenous partners is both challenging and rewarding. In this issue…  Read More

  • June 2022

    Modern Indentured Servitude

    The asymmetry of power within the next-generation socio–technical systems, especially those involving AI, raises the prospect of an insidious threat…  Read More

  • September 2022

    Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation

    Responsible innovation entails a particular mindset—a mindset that treats all innovation, tech innovation in particular, as inherently possessed of ethical…  Read More

  • December 2022

    Ethics and Education

    Contributive justice needs civic education to explain why people should get involved, civic participation to get people involved, and civic…  Read More

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    March 2023

    Toxic Technology

    We have developed a deep and special relationship with our devices. In many dimensions this relationship has been undeniably beneficial….  Read More

  • June 2023

    Securitization for Sustainability of People and Place

    The purpose of this special issue is to explore and address complex securitization-related challenges, from a broader perspective and across…  Read More

  • September 2023

    Artificial Intelligence Everywhere

    Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming people’s access to and attitudes toward knowledge. It is an extremely powerful technology,…  Read More

  • June 2021

    Putting the AI into Building Back fAIrer

    Understanding the societal trajectory induced by AI, and anticipating its directions so that we might apply it for achieving equity,…  Read More

  • March 2019

    Technology for Governance, Politics, and Democracy

    Innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) already play an important role in e-governance and digital democracy, both at national and community levels. There is unprecedented…  Read More

  • September 2020

    Iron Triangles and Techno-Feudalism

    One of the consequences of Iron Triangles is oligarchy, and decisions being made in the interest of a ruling clique,…  Read More

  • September 2019

    Technology, Ethics, and Policy

    The ISTAS series of conferences poses potentially awkward questions that need to be addressed by designers, developers, regulators, and citizens,…  Read More

  • June 2019

    Driverless Cars: Going Off the Rails?

    The car itself has proved, in recent years, to have been a convenient vehicle (sic) or significant driver (sic) for…  Read More

  • December 2016

    Unintended Consequences of Technology

    How will the increasing penetration of artificial intelligence technologies into affect our lives? Unintended and/or unanticipated consequences of these technologies…  Read More

  • December 2018

    Wound Person Takes Pascal's Wager

    In the 15th century there was Wound Man, bleeding from his injuries. Today we have Wound Person leaking data from…  Read More

  • June 2018

    Special Section: Social Media in the Middle East

    Social media is powerful. Communication is a formidable tool for empowerment. Citizens can use social media to communicate to influence…  Read More

  • March 2018

    Social Implications of Robotics and AI

    “it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) [or robotics] will be one of two things: our destroyer…  Read More