EPPC Webinar Looks at Grid Stability Challenges Associated With EU “Fit for 55” Package

On 1 December (16:00 CET), the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a policy webinar exploring how recent EU energy and climate proposals may affect the stability of the electric power grid and what the policy and technology challenges and solutions to address this issue can be. Speakers include representatives from the European… Read more

IEEE-EPPC Panel to Explore Sustainability and Social Implications of Large-Scale IoT Deployment

  The IEEE European Public Policy Committee is hosting a panel session by experts in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to look at energy consumption, efficiency and sustainability issues related to the large-scale deployment of IoT technologies in various contexts, including environmental monitoring, agriculture, smart mobility, smart cities, and Industry 4.0. The… Read more

Digital Privacy Workshop To Look at Global Legislation and Regulations

  IEEE’s Future Directions program continues its focus on digital privacy with a virtual workshop scheduled for 7-8 Oct. 2021.  The program is designed to bring together representatives from IEEE’s technical societies and councils to facilitate discussion on common interests in the area of Digital Privacy and encourage future society collaborations.  Among the topics that… Read more

Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World

  The IEEE Computer Society is hosting a virtual Tech Form on 21-22 September 2021 that will explore ways that public policy, technology (including AI and machine learning), technology standards and other cutting-edge solutions can be employed to mitigate social harms originating in the misuse of social media.  The session will look at social media… Read more

Global Alliance Releases Technology Governance Roadmap for Smart Cities Governance

  Supported by the World Economic Forum, the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance (GSCA) brings together municipal, regional and national governments, private-sector partners and cities’ residents around a shared set of principles for the responsible and ethical use of smart city technologies.  The Alliance recently released a roadmap report, Governing Smart Cities,… Read more

How Should The Law Treat Artificial Intelligences?

  In a recent issue, IEEE SPECTRUM Contributing Editor Steven Cherry interviews Law Professor Ryan Abbott of the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom on the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence in a piece entitled “Can a Robot Be Arrested?  Hold a Patent?  Pay Income Taxes?”  Abbott is the author of  The Reasonable Robot:… Read more

EPPC Webinar Looks at New EU AI Policy Harmonization Proposal

  On 30 June (1600 CEST), IEEE’s European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a webinar exploring the EU approach to artificial intelligence, including possible roles and implications for the technology community in light of the European Commission’s new legal framework for AI.  Panelists will explore opportunities to harmonize AI rules and highlight IEEE’s efforts… Read more