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  • [Front cover]

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  • ISTAS 2018

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  • SSIT and Sustainable Development [President's Message]

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Masthead]

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  • One at a Time, and All at Once: The Benefits of Collective Action Can Begin with a Single Deed [Editorial]

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  • Drone Warfare [Book Reviews]

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  • Drowning in Information, Starving for Knowledge [Book Reviews]

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  • The Internet of Moving Things [Industry View]

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  • Connected Vehicle Security Vulnerabilities [Commentary]

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  • Robots and Socio-Ethical Implications [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • Humanizing Human-Robot Interaction: On the Importance of Mutual Understanding

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):22 - 29
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    In conjunction with what is often called the industry 4.0, the new machine age, or the rise of the robots, the authors of this paper have each experienced the following phenomenon. At public events and roundtable discussions, among our circles of friends, or during interviews with the media, we are asked on a surprisingly regular basis: "How must humankind adapt to the imminent process of technolo... View full abstract»

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  • Robot Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism (DREAM): A Social Model of Autism

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    The development of social robots for children with autism has been a growth field for the past 15 years. This article reviews studies in robots and autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts social-communication development, and the ways social robots could help children with autism develop social skills. Drawing on ethics research from the EU-funded Development of Robot-Enhanced Therapy... View full abstract»

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  • Automating Sciences: Philosophical and Social Dimensions

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):40 - 46
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    Clark Glymour argued in 2004 that "despite a lack of public fanfare, there is mounting evidence that we are in the midst of ... a revolution - premised on the automation of scientific discovery" [1]. This paper highlights some of the philosophical and sociological dimensions that have been found empirically in work conducted with robot scientists - that is, with autonomous robotic systems for scie... View full abstract»

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  • The Technological Fix as Social Cure-All: Origins and Implications

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    In 1966, a well-connected engineer posed a provocative question: will technology solve all our social problems? He seemed to imply that it would, and soon. Even more contentiously, he hinted that engineers could eventually supplant social scientists - and perhaps even policy-makers, lawmakers, and religious leaders - as the best trouble-shooters and problem-solvers for society [1]. The engineer wa... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous Weapon Systems: Failing the Principle of Discrimination

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    In this article, I explore the ethical permissibility of autonomous weapon systems (AWSs), also colloquially known as killer robots: robotic weapons systems that are able to identify and engage a target without human intervention. I introduce the subject, highlight key technical issues, and provide necessary definitions and clarifications in order to limit the scope of the discussion. I argue for ... View full abstract»

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  • The Safety of Autonomous Vehicles: Lessons from Philosophy of Science

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):62 - 69
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    The safety argument is perhaps the most widely cited argument in favor of the rapid development and widespread adoption of automated vehicles (AVs). Versions of this argument promote the development and use of AVs on the grounds that these vehicles will have much lower crash, injury, or fatality rates than human drivers. (Throughout this essay, I assume that AVs are designed to respond to malfunct... View full abstract»

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  • Socio-Economic and Legal Impact of Autonomous Robotics and AI Entities: The RAiLE Project

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    Singularity, or as some may call it - the specific point in time when advanced technological development, for instance artificial intelligence (AI), leads to the creation of machines that are smarter than human beings - will arrive roughly around the year 2045 according to author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. [1] The timeline presented by Kurzweil, can be argued, but not... View full abstract»

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  • A Drone by Any Other Name: Purposes, End-User Trustworthiness, and Framing, but Not Terminology, Affect Public Support for Drones

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):80 - 91
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    Projections indicate that, as an industry, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as drones) could bring more than 100 000 jobs and $80 billion in economic growth to the U.S. by 2025 [1]. However, these promising projections do not account for how various publics may perceive such technologies. Understanding public perceptions is important because the attitudes of different groups can have... View full abstract»

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  • 500 Years Later: Doors and Disputations [Last Word]

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  • SSIT Fundraising Campaign

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  • IEEE SSIT

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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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Jeremy Pitt
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Imperial College London