IEEE TechEthics @ ICRA 2022

ICRA 2022 -- the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society -- will bring together the world's top researchers and most important companies to share ideas and advances in the field. As their practical and socio-economic impacts continue to expand, robotics and automation are increasingly taking the center stage in our lives and will play an important role in the future of work and society. IEEE TechEthics is helping support two workshops at this year's conference: Robotics for Climate Change (23 May) and Addressing Ethical and Technical Challenges in the Development, Use and Governance of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) (27 May). Visit the ICRA 2022 website for more information on these workshops and the main conference, including how to attend (either in person or virtually).


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Their Bionic Eyes Are Now Obsolete and Unsupported

More than 350 blind people around the world recently found themselves in a world in which the neural implant technology that transformed their lives was just another obsolete gadget. IEEE Spectrum pieced together their story by interviewing half a dozen patients, a company cofounder, and eight doctors or researchers involved with the company. In their telling, the future of high-tech vision implants seems blurrier than ever.


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IEEE Digital Reality Webinar Series

The IEEE Digital Reality Initiative produces a webinar series that explores the latest innovations, challenges and societal impacts in the realm of digital reality. These webinars feature leading technologists discussing AR/VR/MR, human augmentation, immersive and related technologies, how they are affecting industries today, and how they will impact our future tomorrow. Upcoming topics include AI literacy and the Metaverse. Visit their site for information on all upcoming and on-demand webinars.


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