May 12, 2015 |
In their new commentary, "Improving Science-Society Dialogue Takes Practice," Maja Horst, professor and department head in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, and coauthor Sofie Carsten Nielsen, the Danish minister for Science and Higher Education, make a case for improving dialogue between researchers and citizens, discuss the challenges to doing so, and make recommendations for future dialogue efforts. You can read the commentary here: http://www.dasts.dk/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/Horst-Nielsen-2015-Improving-Science-Society-dialogue.pdf
May 5, 2015 |
CNS-ASU Director David Guston and Walter Valdivia of the Brookings Institute have co-authored a new white paper, “Responsible Innovation: A Primer for Policymakers.” You can read it at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/05/05-responsible-innovation-valdivia-guston#.VUjUfaaK3HQ.twitter
- March 19, 2015 | Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science
March 17, 2015 |
While disappointed with the film’s “overly anthropomorphic and mostly implausible” portrayal of robots, CNS-ASU's Miles Brundage and co-author Jamie Winterton do appreciate the film’s attempt to capture the moral complexity of robotics research.
March 4, 2015 |
Sarah Hartley, political scientist with the University of Nottingham, recently presented to CNS-ASU on “Governance of Emerging Technologies: Opening up Traditionally Expert Domains.” Her presentation can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/122804801
February 5, 2015 |
Jonny Hankins has posted a review of the third issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation at Focus, a blog of the Bassetti Foundation. The issue contains commentary and articles from VIRI members David Guston, Armin Grunwald, Sujatha Raman, and Xavier Pavie.
January 23, 2015 |
Washington Post, NPR
CNS-ASU Director David Guston was interviewed by the Washington Post and National Public Radio's Science Friday about engineering bacteria with genetic kill switches. He reminds readers and listeners that biocontainment is only addresses one of many potential objections to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Guston was also featured in a Washington Post blog on GMOs, a follow-up article on the Public Radio International, and a blog article in ASU's School of Law.
January 8, 2015 |
Making Science Public Blog
A public lecture on 8 January 2015 by Richard Owen (Exeter) on "Responsible Research and Innovation: from nice words to meaningful action" attracted widespread interest from across the University of Nottingham. Following this, Sarah Hartley and Warren Pearce organised a workshop to explore different understandings within the University of what RRI means and how it should be developed. Click here to view the workshop report.
December 18, 2014 |
Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
The EST-Frame Final Conference on integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies took place in Brussels, Belgium, on December 2. Jonny Hankins recaps the conference in his article, "EST-Frame Final Conference Report." VIRI member Ellen-Marie Forsberg of Oslo and Akershus University College presented on the needs for integrated assessments and TranSTEP at the conference.
November 14, 2014 |
In his new Future Tense blog post, "The Anti-HAL: The Interstellar Robot Should Be the Future of Artificial Intelligence," Miles Brundage analyzes how the blockbuster Interstellar bucks sci-fi stereotypes through its portrayal of artificial intelligence and well-behaved robots.
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