Over the past 30 years the technical community has developed an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the impact of technology on society. Global climate change, the importance of humanitarian technologies, technology for development, privacy and security, and the importance of ethics are all now accepted as part of the technology challenge. Is our job done? In this talk, Dr Greg Adamson (University of Melbourne), President of the IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology, will speak about three important challenges for the next 20 to 50 years: the future of work; autonomous warfare; and, human-machine boundaries.
President, IEEE Social Implications of Technology
My goal is to foster multi-sector leadership teams and multi-disciplinary research that address social challenges by improving the fit between technology and society
Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (an IEEE conference), Melbourne 13-15 July 2016
Combining enterprise, academic and community perspectives of technology and society
Addressing barriers to the implementation of socially beneficial technology