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Jun'17

Who will rule the world in the future? – Can new technologies dramatically change humanity as we know it?

New technologies are dramatically changing human civilization in a way few could have imagined even at the end of the 20th century. And yet, many things will change even more. Very soon, computer intelligence will surpass the abilities of the human brain, genetic research and regenerative medicine will create practically immortal genetically enhanced humans with super-intelligence and superpowers, and natural people will become a minority in the world of human cyborgs. In such a new world, the supremacy of humans will be disputed. This paper presents the issues arising from the mind controlled devices, pointing out those viewpoints which might completely destroy, and those which can preserve the equilibrium of the world we live in.

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05

Jun'17

Ethics of Information Education for Living with Robots – Current Situations in Japan and the future

Intelligent systems and life styles Development of AI/robots and communication tools are drastically changing our lifestyle. We shop on smartphones …

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18

Feb'14

Cloud Computing

Abstract There is an increase in the use of Internet technologies and as a result of this cloud computing has …

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17

Feb'14

Ambient Intelligence

Philips and Palo Alto Ventures (1998) coin the term ‘ambient intelligence’ (AmI).This concept has been developed further and has contributed …

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17

Feb'14

Robotics

Definition and history The rapid advancement of robotics has led to a change in research. Robots have the ability to …

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Feb'14

Artificial Intelligence

Definition AI is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software and the branch of computer science that develops software and …

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22

Oct'13

Pre-Owned Games

The sale of second-hand or pre-owned games affects the relationships between game developers, publishers and players. Players are concerned about …

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03

Sep'13

Micro-chip implant: Would you get one?

1. Introduction The most common human chip implant is the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip. This chip is as small …

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24

Jun'13

Brain computer interfaces

Definition of the technology According to Pfurtscheller et al., (2010) a Brain Computer Interface must fulfil four criteria: “Direct: The system …

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Jun'13

Ethical issues in developing a game-based virtual training system for final assembly lines in automotive manufacturers

Technologies involved and background to the case Virtual training is needed in automotive manufacturers because hardware-based training is costly and …

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About Orbit

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) aims to ensure the sustainability, acceptability and desirability of research processes and outputs. The ORBIT project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Its purpose is to provide services to promote RRI across the UK ICT research community. It aims to move beyond ICT and the UK and will provide RRI services and knowledge to all interested parties.

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