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  • December 23, 2013 | Slate

    Future Tense blogger Miles Brundage asserts that the 10-year-old Battlestar Galactica forced us to question what we want to get out of the technologies we're creating, a question arguably more pressing today. 

  • October 28, 2013 | Innovation Excellence

    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

    October 25, 2013

    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. Macnaghten, who is currently on leave at UNICAMP from Durham, spoke about his work with Jack Stilgoe (UCL, UK) and Richard Owen (University of Exeter, UK) in devising a framework for responsible innovation and its application in the evaluation of a proposed geoengineering experiment. Monteiro spoke about the political history of research and innovation in Brazil as a context for discussing contemporary issues of responsible innovation there. Both speakers will be attending a panel on "Responsible Innovation in the Global Context" that VIRI director Dave Guston has organized for the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February, 2014, in Chicago.

  • October 22, 2013 | CNS-ASU

    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.

  • October 11, 2013 | SUNY Oswego

    As science becomes increasingly intertwined in our everyday lives, it is ever more important to understand how it all works within the constraints of our society and culture. Heather Douglas from The University of Waterloo came to SUNY Oswego last weekend to talk about just that – the role of science in a democratic society.

  • October 3, 2013 | Focus: Foundazione Giannino Bassetti

    Jonny Hankins takes a look at how and where Responsible Innovation is addressed through blogging.

  • October 2, 2013 | The Dan Cofall Show

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

  • September 27, 2013 | Slate

    According to The Jetsons, we should expect robots to clean our houses and do other tasks that elites have looked down upon as “unskilled.” But anyone who has seen a CEO on Undercover Boss fumble with the minimum wage jobs normally performed by their underlings, knows that there is no such thing as "unskilled" labor. And the gap between humans and current Artificial Intellegence is vastly greater than the differences between humans.

  • September 24, 2013 | AZoNano.com
  • September 24, 2013 | NanoWerk

 

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