How the Mind Forgets and Remembers Author: Daniel L. Students learn that that computing is not a purely technical discipline but one with moral and social implications that affect everyday life. He examines the need to help children spend more time touching nature and real life and less touching keyboards. Illustrating these concepts with vivid examples—case studies, literary excerpts, experimental evidence, and accounts of highly visible news events such as the O. Steve Talbott offers immediate relief. His cool and precise skewering of the fuzzy thinking and mindless enthusiasm of the technology true believers is tempered by his modesty, the elegance of his writing, and his abiding love for the world of nature and our capacity for communion with it. Encourages a new appreciation of the complexity and fragility of memory.Next
He fully understands and appreciates the stunning power of technology for both good and evil. Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology Author: Sara Baase,Timothy M. With a unique blend of theory, application, and critical thinking exercises, each chapter underscores the interdisciplinary links between computing and diverse areas of study. It also discusses existing and potential security threats, presents methods for protecting systems, operators and end-users, describes security systems attack types and the new dangers in the ever-evolving Internet. The essays in this volume represent the first steps by philosophers and artificial intelligence researchers toward explaining why it is necessary to add an ethical dimension to machines that function autonomously, what is required in order to add this dimension, philosophical and practical challenges to the machine ethics project, various approaches that could be considered in attempting to add an ethical dimension to machines, work that has been done to date in implementing these approaches, and visions of the future of machine ethics research. The advent of the Internet, the mass digitization of research information, and social media brought about, among many other things, the ability to harvest — sometimes implicitly — a wealth of human genomic, biological, behavioral, economic, political, and social data for the purposes of scientific research as well as commerce, government affairs, and social interaction.Next
And its performance brings neither the satisfaction of accomplishment nor the strengthening of practical skills and cognitive capacities. As this topic represents an area of great interest that still remains largely undeveloped, this book is sure to attract significant interest by filling an obvious gap in currently available literature. Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing Author: Herman T. In this intriguing study, Harvard psychologist Daniel L. Educators can use the volume in courses related to big data handling and processing.Next
It displays a quality hardly found anymore in our high tech culture--wisdom. A Rhetoric with Readings Author: John D. The focus is on the technical discussion of existing systems and new trends like Internet of Things IoT. Most importantly, he reminds all of us that technology is just one part of life and ought not to overshadow the life of self and soul. Chapter after chapter, he shows how to draw on the powers of technology without losing your soul or breaking your heart. The New Information Professional is an indispensable resource for career information collections within school, public, and academic libraries, as well as for college career centers and career counselors. Developing ethics for machines, in contrast to developing ethics for human beings who use machines, is by its nature an interdisciplinary endeavor.
Schacter explores the memory miscues that occur in everyday life, placing them into seven categories: absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. Solutions for the Internet of Things Author: Jyrki T. In the computer's case, the mechanics of addition involve no motivation, no consciousness of the task, no mobilization of the will, no metabolic activity, no imagination. He is our most original and perceptive defender of the wholeness of life against the onslaught of mechanism. There is also an invaluable chapter on career planning that covers self-assessment, career-decision making, networking, and job search strategies.Next
This book includes the opinions of myriad investigators, practitioners, and stakeholders in big data on human beings who also routinely reflect on the privacy and ethical issues of this phenomenon. What type of ethical dilemmas did such changes generate? Is, after all, a sped-up life a well-lived life? Once you take this eye-opening journey, you will think more clearly about how you consume technology and how you allow it to consume you. Dedicated to the practice of ethical reasoning and reflection in action, the book offers a range of observations, lessons learned, reasoning tools, and suggestions for institutional practice to promote responsible big data research on human affairs. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Drawing upon recent neuroimaging research that allows a glimpse of the brain as it learns and remembers, Schacter guides his readers on a fascinating journey of the human mind. Researchers can use it for designing new methods of collecting, processing, and disseminating big data, whether in raw form or as analysis results. .
The book functions as a practical guide describing the evolvement of the wireless environment, and how to ensure the fluent continuum of the new functionalities, whilst minimizing the potential risks in network security. Devices of the Soul is an urgent and important book. A View: 1858 The new field of machine ethics is concerned with giving machines ethical principles, or a procedure for discovering a way to resolve the ethical dilemmas they might encounter, enabling them to function in an ethically responsible manner through their own ethical decision making. His new book, Devices of the Soul, lays out a frightening and at the same time inspiring analysis of what computers and computer-like thinking are doing to us, our children, and the future of our planet. In that sense, it is introductory.Next
How should scientists collect, manipulate, and disseminate this information? The effects of this revolution and its ethical implications are wide-ranging. It presumes that the readers will not have previously taken an ethics course. Indigenous peoples give up traditional skills for the dazzle and ease of new gadgets. Devices of the Soul is written with Talbott's typical grace and clarity. He eloquently questions the assumption that speeding up learning is a good thing. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers.Next
It caters to a broad audience of educators, researchers, and practitioners. Businesses replace guiding vision with a spreadsheet's bottom line. Abundant multicultural cases are presented throughout to highlight contrasts and conflicts in ethical perspectives across the globe. Lastly, practitioners can use it to steer future tools or procedures for handling big data. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Schoolteachers are replaced by the computer's dataflow. Author: William John Brinkman,Alton F.Next
Written by a team of seasoned career services experts at the University of Michigan, one of the nation's leading iSchools, this exceedingly comprehensive new resource provides in-depth coverage of career opportunities in eight core information fields, including: Archives and preservation management Human computer interaction Information analysis and retrieval Information systems management Information policy Library and information services Records management Social computing Chapters are clearly organized by field, and each one includes a fully-fleshed description, real world profile, education and training programs, example job titles, illustrated career maps, and online resources for additional exploration. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences. Computing for Good Author: Lisa C. But when efficiency is the only goal, we have no way to know whether we're going in the right or wrong direction. . . .Next