Technology, Users and Uses: Ethics and Human Interaction Through Technology and AI
Dr Joan Casas-Roma, Research Fellow; Dr Jordi Conesa, Associate Professor; and Dr Santi Caballé, Professor; all in the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
New technological advancements have always changed, in some way or another, the way society and human relationships worked. New affordances created by technological tools inevitable modify and affect the way people interact with such tools, as well as with one another and with the world within which this technology is embedded. Exploring and understanding the individual and social effects that technology and AI could have on both individuals and different sectors of society is paramount not only to foresee, prevent and mitigate potential detrimental effects, but also to identify and exploit potential ethically-beneficial opportunities.
The collection aims to provide theoretical and practical guidelines and recommendations for regulators, developers, engineers and scientists, as well as for researchers, educators and scholars in the fields of technology and AI, philosophy and sociology.
Technology, Users, and Uses invites contributions on topics including:
- Social interactions with and through technology and AI.
- Social networks, public opinion, fake news and information warfare.
- Public participation, democracy and digital political activism.
- Fiction, AI and public perception of technological advances.
- Metaverses, virtual reality and augmented reality systems.
- Predictions, automated decisions and machine learning.
- Digitalisation and datafication of society and individuals.
- Security, privacy and surveillance systems.
- Cyber-warfare and the use of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).
- Embodied AI systems (including healthcare and companion robots).
- Self-driving cars, delivery drones and transportation in smart cities.
- Transhumanism, super-intelligent machines and the technological singularity.
A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.
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