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Issue 2 • June 2017

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • ISTAS announcement

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 4
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  • Operationalizing SSIT's 5 Pillars: Pillar 1: Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 5
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  • Bots Trending Now: Disinformation and Calculated Manipulation of the Masses [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 11
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  • Going Fishing Matters [Letter]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 12
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  • Speaking Out Against Socially Destructive Technologies: Norbert Wiener and the Call for Ethical Engagement [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):13 - 26
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  • The Truth about Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):18 - 21
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  • Pressed for Time [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):22 - 24
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  • Not So Fast [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 26
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  • Getting from 1932 to 1945 : Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers in Times of Chaos and Upheaval [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Can We Program Ethics into AI? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):29 - 30
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  • Algorithmic Bias: Addressing Growing Concerns [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):31 - 32
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  • The Fleeting Opportunity to Create our Values by Design [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):33 - 37
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  • Black Mirror [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):35 - 87
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  • A Review of Technology Advances for Assisting Paralyzed People [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Many stroke survivors retain some degree of paralysis and thus have limited use of their body. According to published surveys, the chances of paralysis by stroke is 1 in 25. Such people have limited freedom in terms of movable body parts so they cannot do daily chores without a physical assistance. Thus, an interface that can improve their living condition is necessary. View full abstract»

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  • Creating the Bionic Ear: The Central Role of Cybernetics [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):38 - 40
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  • Thinking Machines in the Physical World [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):41 - 43
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  • The Ikehara Collection: Norbert Wiener's Japan Connections [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):44 - 49
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  • Gendered Robots: Implications for Our Humanoid Future

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):50 - 59
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    In the film Her, the main character Theodore sits in a darkened room, lit only by a computer screen in front of him (Figure 1). A synthetic voice helps him to set up his new "Operating System". The purpose of this article is to discuss how gendering humanoid robot artefacts in our social realm might transform human-human interaction and understandings of gender. Due to the complexity of this resea... View full abstract»

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  • Imagining a “Bot”aful Life: A Complicated Relationship: Robots as Caregivers, Humans as Clients

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):60 - 66
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    When word gets out that there is an activity with free donuts, a good chat, and a film about robots, there's no difficulty gathering a crowd at the McQueen and the Beverley senior apartment complexes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It's a social activity about them that addresses their future, and draws on life experience of their now distant pass. Our get-together is to probe our relatively new, bu... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Driving Cars: Ethical Responsibilities of Design Engineers

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):67 - 75
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    In the wake of the exposure of Volkswagen's diesel engine test-rigging, a Bloomberg Business journalist described the company as "driven by engineering-crazed executives" [2] and The New York Times ran a story noting how with today's complex computer systems in automobiles, there are numerous opportunities for misdeeds both by automakers and hackers [3]. With the advent of so-called autonomous or ... View full abstract»

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  • How a Drug and Explosives Detector Proved Useless: Military Use of the GT200

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):76 - 82
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    The GT200 device has been extensively used by the Mexican armed forces to remotely detect and identify substances such as drugs and explosives. A double blind experiment was performed to test its efficacy. In seventeen out of twenty attempts, the GT200 failed in the hands of certified operators to find more than 1600 amphetamine pills and four bullets hidden in a randomly chosen cardboard box out ... View full abstract»

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  • The Dangers of Distributed Intelligence [Perspective]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):83 - 85
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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong