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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date June-July 1990

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  • The mind matters: artificial intelligence and its societal implications

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 7 - 15
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    The advent of machine intelligence and the social and ethical issues it raises are examined. The concept of the silicon mind is discussed and landmarks in artificial intelligence (AI) are reviewed. The problem of knowledge representation is considered. The use of artificial intelligence by the military is described. The possible effects of AI on society are also discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Social aspects of telecommunications security policy

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 16 - 24
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    Institutional practices affecting access (legal and illegal) to telecommunications, especially privacy of message content and secrecy of communication, are identified as critical to telecommunications security. Methods of increasing security in these areas, protecting the secrecy of the message's content and the fact that a communication was made, are examined. The Data Encryption Standard and pub... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond oil: energy alternatives for Greece and the Mediterranean

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 25 - 32
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    The global energy situation is examined with respect to dwindling resources and new technologies. Planning and development of energy resources and reserves in Greece are discussed. Alternative renewable energy resources for Greece, particularly wind energy, solar energy, and nuclear power, are considered. Alternative renewable energy prospects for Europe are assessed, and European energy planning ... View full abstract»

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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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