Social Implications of Robotics and AI
Bots have the ability to amass and distribute considerable power, especially when teamed with artificial intelligence and humans.
Meanwhile, workers worldwide are thinking carefully about the future of work and their fear of so-called “technological unemployment.”
There are a myriad of profound and long-lasting social and policy implications related to AI and robotics. It is incumbent on researchers and readers of this joint special issue from various disciplines, backgrounds, and roles, to help policy makers and others grapple with effective responses to this new era.
John C. Havens elegantly reminded us recently, “it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) [or robotics] will be one of two things: our destroyer or our savior. It’s time to move beyond this dualistic narrative. … ‘Either or’ comparisons create fear or unrealistic expectations, neither of which pragmatically move society forward.”
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- 500 Years Later: Doors and Disputations Posted in: Entries, Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Our authors nail rich scholarship to our portal, thus inviting healthy disputation. In this issue, we considered the value of… ... Read More
- BOOK REVIEW: Drone Warfare Posted 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… ... Read More
- BOOK REVIEW: Drowning in Information, Starving for Knowledge Posted in: Book Reviews, Communication Technology, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Orman poses “information overload” as a paradox and gives us three mechanisms through which such paradox arises. The paradox is that technologies… ... Read More
- The Internet of Moving Things Posted in: Human Impacts, Industry View, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - Mobile technology isn’t just in your pocket 24/7. It’s everywhere around us today, with its continual byproduct — data —… ... Read More
- One at a Time, and All at Once Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - It is necessary to start somehow, even if you’ve got no map, no knowledge of the destination, and no milometer… ... Read More
- SSIT and Sustainable Development Posted in: Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Societal Impact - As an IEEE technical Society whose focus on all aspects of societal implications of technology complements the technical activities of… ... Read More
- Robots and SocioEthical Implications Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Robotics, Societal Impact - Is it unreasonable for us to want more from the AI-inspired — something more than, for example, a robot that… ... Read More
SSIT and Sustainable Development
Paul M. Cunningham
One at a Time, and All at Once
Drowning in Information, Starving for Knowledge
Abdullah Shahid and Ningzi Li
The Internet of Moving Things
Connected Vehicle Security Vulnerabilities
Robots and SocioEthical Implications
Katina Michael, Diana Bowman, Meg Leta Jones, and Ramona Pringle
500 Years Later: Doors and Disputations
Alessandra Sciutti, Martina Mara, Vincenzo Tagliasco, and Giulio Sandini
Kathleen Richardson, Mark Coeckelbergh, Kutoma Wakunuma, Erik Billing, Tom Ziemke, Pablo Gómez, Bram Vanderborght, and Tony Belpaeme
Ross D. King, Vlad Schuler Costa, Chris Mellingwood, and Larisa N. Soldatova
Sean F. Johnston
Daniel J. Hicks
Morgan M. Broman and Pamela Finckenberg-Broman
Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Brittany Duncan, Sebastian Elbaum, and Carrick Detweiler
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