The dilemma of societal alignment

In mid-2018, a paper I co-authored with colleagues, “Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation,” was published in the Journal of Responsible Innovation.

iCoffee and Social Robots

I punched in my macchiato order to the iPad barista, with the result being a coffee that was probably a bit better than the usual result from the large table-top coffee machine that preceded it.

Eye to AI*

The medium is the message, according to McLuhan. But while I get the medium, I am wondering what message is being conveyed by the sprouting of AI commercials I am beginning to see around me. 

Gone City

I’ve been dipping into Richard (Dick) Walker’s new book Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area … It’s a fascinating read.

50 Years of Bits and Bytes…

My memories of five decades of computing are brought wonderfully back into focus while visiting the Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California.

Innovation 4Point0

The Partnership for the Organisation of Innovation and New Technologies (4POINT0) kicked off on September 20 for a two-day workshop at the Polytechnique Montreal.