IEEE EU Summit on Technology for Health

  On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, IEEE and its European Public Policy Initiative is hosting a major European Summit on Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing.  The Summit will bring together policymakers, leaders in the healthcare, medical technology and electronics industries as well as expert patients in order to facilitate a dialogue on… Read more

IEEE Entities Address Artificial Intelligence in New Position Statements

  Both the IEEE-USA and the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative have released position statements offering policy recommendations directed at U.S. and European policy-makers respectively. The IEEE-USA statement outlines four key priorities for development of U.S. policy related to artificial intelligence: Develop and make available to government, industry, and academia a workforce of well qualified… Read more

IEEE Events Featured at Internet Governance Forum (18-21 Dec.)

The IEEE Internet Initiative is organizing three sessions in conjunction with the 12th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), 18-21 December at the United Nations Office in Geneva. “Shape Your Digital Future!” is the theme for this year’s multi-stakeholder event for dialogue regarding internet policies, which was initially convened in 2006 by the UN General Secretariat.  … Read more

IEEE’s Internet Inclusion Meets in Washington, DC (16 Oct. 2017)

  On 16 Oct. 2017, IEEE held its Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions (IIAS) event at The George Washington University, Marvin Center in Washington, DC.  The full-day meeting, featured working sessions of the seven IIAS working groups to progress their work, share information, report on new developments, and work toward collective action for advancing solutions for internet inclusion… Read more

Summit to Explore Technology and Jobs

The Summit on Technology and Jobs, set for 12 Dec. 2017 in Washington, DC, will explore the implications of AI and related technology for the future of jobs.  Hosted by the Computing Research Association, the Summit will bring together leading technologists, economists and policy experts in an effort to assess where the technology is headed and… Read more

U.S. National Academy to Host IEEE TechEthics 2017 Conference

  Scheduled for 13 October 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC (USA), the IEEE TechEthics Conference features luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, policy development and more.  The 2017 conference will address significant and provocative questions related to artificial intelligence, neuroscience, autonomous transportation, ethics education, and other key aspects of the… Read more

Report Highlights Global Response to IEEE Proposals on Ethical Design of AI

  The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems received more than 220 pages of input from around the globe on their discussion draft – Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI/AS), which was released last December.  The feedback was summarized in… Read more

IEEE Emphasizes The Important Role of Technologists in Internet Policy

  On 25 June 2017, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a position statement emphasizing the importance of technologists and the technical community working proactively alongside policy makers and other stakeholders to evolve governance of the internet.  IEEE believes that this is essential because of the role of technologists in creating the Internet’s technology and their ability… Read more

IEEE Affirms Adherence to WTO Standardization Principles

On 22 May 2017, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a position statement outlining IEEE’s adherence to the World Trade Organization’s standardization principles.  The statement describes how IEEE satisfies the WTO six principles of transparency, openness, impartiality and consensus, effectiveness and relevance, coherence, and consideration of constraints on developing countries. Review the statement, which is… Read more

ETAP Forum to Explore Cybersecurity Challenges in Africa

  Organized as part of IST-Africa Week 2017 (30 May – 02 June), the IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) will convene a Forum in Namibia (30 May) to Explore Cybersecurity-related Challenges and Solutions in an African Context.   ETAP Forums convene technology and policy experts to discuss technology issues with representatives of the public, private, resaerch… Read more