The inaugural issue of JRI has been released

David Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU, is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Responsible Innovation, which brings together the responsible innovation scholarly community.

Visualization scenarios offer a new way to envision a city's future

Visualization scenarios, the product of a unique collaboration between ASU's Center for Nanotechnology in Society and The Design School, offer a new way to envision how a city's future might play out. The collaboration explores what scenarios might mean for environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Future Tense blogger Miles Brundage on RoboCop and Robotics Ethics

Brundage breaks down exactly how OmniCorp, the fictional robotics company in the new RoboCop, fails to follow 5 basic robotics ethical principles. He concludes that while RoboCop may not impress movie critics, it does demonstrate "the sort of future we should try to avoid" and the need for ethics in AI technology development.    

ASU-led symposium at AAAS conference examines responsible innovation across cultures, political settings

CNS-ASU Director David Guston led an international symposium on “Responsible Innovation in a Global Context” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 conference in Chicago on Feb. 15. The symposium anticipates the launch of the new Journal of Responsible Innovation (JRI) later this month.

CNS-ASU's Erik Fisher to Address President Obama's Bioethics Commission

How does including an ethicist on a research team affect scientific research, and does it generate productive collaboration among scholars? Erik Fisher, associate director for integration with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and principal investigator for the SocioTechnical Integration Research (STIR) project, will address these and other responsible innovation questions when he testifies before the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in Washington on Tuesday, February 11, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. (EST).

For Better and Worse: Future Tense Blogger Miles Brundage Looks at Both Sides of Technology's Influence on Work contributor Miles Brundage has published a new Future Tense blog reviewing two recent publications that he concludes focus too heavily on "how technology will affect the quantity of work, rather than the quality." Brundage questions whether the technology-enhanced workplace is "a future you should be looking forward to, if you're lucky enough to have a job in the future at all" and goes on to a

Innovation Excellence: Interview with Erik Fisher

The following extract is taken from an interview between Jonny Hankins and Erik Fisher in which he raises questions regarding the work of VIRI and its relevance to members of the Innovation Excellence community.

VIRI partners offer guest lecture to ASU graduate course on RI

VIRI partners Phil Macnaghten (University of Durham, UK) and Marko Monteiro (UNICAMP, Brazil) recently joined Ira Bennett's graduate-level Responsible Research and Innovation class by video.

Towards an Institutionalist Sociology of Responsible Innovation

Dr. Sally Randles from the University of Manchester invited audience members at her talk at CNS-ASU to think about what responsible innovation means to them, and explore how that compares to the results of her own research on the topic. The talk offered some building blocks for an institutionalist sociology of responsible innovation. Video of the lecture is forthcoming.

Miles Brundage on the Dan Cofall Show

Dan Cofall talks with Miles Brundage ( and Future Tense Blog contributor), and Dave Mcintyre (Homeland Security expert, author of "CENTERLINE").


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