Special Issue on ISTAS 2017 - From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions
How do we develop “good” technological concepts that solve a particular problem or fulfill a defined need? How can these designs be translated into pragmatic technological solutions that are beneficial to individuals and society? How do we detect, plan for, and limit any adverse implications? Are there any additional and perhaps previously unaccounted for considerations, particularly when reflecting on technological developments in fields such as Artificial Intelligence?
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- Is Your Algorithm Dangerous? Posted in: Entries, Leading Edge, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - How do we ensure that tools such as machine learning do not displace important social values? Evaluating the appropriateness of ... Read More
- Translational Technologists and Collective Creativity Posted in: Entries, Human Impacts, Last Word, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - As a community, we aim to develop and deploy practical technological solutions that are of benefit to individuals and society. ... Read More
- IEEE and Sustainable Development Posted in: Entries, Environment, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, President's Message, Societal Impact - This month I will briefly discuss the work of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, which I have the honor to ... Read More
- Making It Useful Even When It Seems to Be Useless Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Technology has provided the source of intrinsically liberating devices, even if a number of them have proved themselves to be ... Read More
- Ethics of Robotic Deception Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Robotics - The time of robotic deception is rapidly approaching. We are being bombarded regarding the inherent ethical dangers of the approaching ... Read More
- BOOK REVIEW: The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography Posted in: Book Reviews, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - Peter Buse, in his The Camera Does the Rest, stakes out different territory. His focus is on the social meaning of ... Read More
- From Usability to Exploitability Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - If digital technologies can be designed to maintain or sustain values, then the same technologies can be designed to manipulate ... Read More
- From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions Posted in: Editorial & Opinion, Entries, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - We define “good” technological ideas, as: sound technological designs, developed using participation-based methods, that seek to promote the beneficial uses of ... Read More
- Introducing FutureProof, the IEEE SSIT Blog Posted in: Entries, Magazine Articles, News and Notes, Societal Impact - SSIT launches FutureProof, a refereed blog of concise, authoritative posts surfacing critical topics on the social implications of technology.
- Call for Papers – Special Issue of IEEE Technology and Magazine Posted in: Blog Posts, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact - The aim of this special issue is to evaluate the social impact and social implications of new and emerging technologies on ... Read More
IEEE and Sustainable Development
Paul M. Cunningham
From Usability to Exploitability: Digital Technology and Non-Participatory Design
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering
A. David Wunsch
The Camera Does the Rest
A. David Wunsch
Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars
Introducing FutureProof, the IEEE SSIT Blog
Ethics of Robotic Deception
Ronald C. Arkin
Making It Useful Even When It Seems to Be Useless
Is Your Algorithm Dangerous?
Lyria Bennett Moses
From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions: The Changing Nature of Participation in Our Evolving Digital Landscape
Roba Abbas, Brian Traynor, and Holly Tootell
March 2019 Special Issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine on “Technology for Governance, Politics, and Democracy
Translational Technologists and Collective Creativity
Fiona Carroll, Margaret Webb, and Simon Cropper
Roba Abbas, Holly Tootell, Mark Freeman, and Grant Ellmers
Jeremy Pitt, John Henry Clippinger, and Carsten Sørensen
Navrati Saxena, Mamta Agiwal, Hasnah Ahmad, and Abhishek Roy
Ezra Max and Justin Berman
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