How Much Autonomy Is Acceptable?
Registration is now open for the latest IEEE TechEthics virtual panel, which will be held on Tuesday, 2 October from 12-1PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4). Join us as a panel of experts delves into important issues raised by an increasingly autonomous world.
Engineering Ethics Education
Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Texas recently introduced courses that put more emphasis on ethics when designing autonomous and intelligent systems. In this blog post, The Institute addresses why schools are getting more serious about teaching engineering students about ethics.
Creating A Virtual Afterlife
Would you want your memories uploaded to a computer after you die? The idea that some part of us will live on after we die is a comforting thought to many. One tech startup is suggesting the possibility of an afterlife—in a sense—by preserving people’s brains and digitizing their memories.
Is the Future of Humanity Bionic?
From as far back as Ancient Egypt in 1500 B.C., humans have explored ways to regain functionality due to limb loss. In this panel, experts discuss how advancements in limb prosthetics are helping to shape what it means to be human.