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

IEEE European Public Policy Committee Briefs Euro-Policymakers on Cybersecurity and Renewable Energy

  Representatives of IEEE’s European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) held a pair of meetings recently with EU entities providing input to policy-deliberations on EU cybersecurity strategy and the European Green Deal. The first meeting with representatives of the European Commission involved presentation of findings and recommendations on cybersecurity.  The meeting was instrumental in exploring how… Read more

IEEE TechEthics – UN Engagement on Sustainable Development

  IEEE TechEthics is engaged in a new virtual event series with the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which aims to share technology solutions and promote substantive discussions among government officials, technologists, legal experts, ethicists, social scientists and others on topics related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The engagement began in… Read more

Addressing Governance Gaps to Enable Technology-Driven Pandemic Recovery

  The World Economic Forum’s recently released Global Technology Governance Report suggests that “the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have a vital role to play as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild our economies.”  “Fourth Industrial Revolution” refers to artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, mobility and drones and unmanned air… Read more

Earth Friendly AI, Protecting Privacy of Children Highlighted in IEEE Whitepaper

  The IEEE Standards Association has released a report calling for engineers to consider the impact their work, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, will have on climate change, children, and society.  The whitepaper highlights the need for policy makers to adopt goals and social metrics, and for technologists to develop standards for “utilizing… Read more