John Havens

John Havens
IEEE · IEEE Standards Association

Bachelor of Arts
I'm interested in research on altruism and ethics in emerging technology in relation to my new book, KindNext.

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Introduction
I'm currently working on a new book and research project called, "KindNext - Human and Environmental Flourishing in our Imminent Immersive World." This work explores the physiological aspects of altruism in the physical, digital, and immersive world (augmented and virtual reality) and how self and other-directed kindness can (should) become a personal and public methodology for a purpose driven future.

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Due to the evolving nature of technology and its impact on individuals, communities and society, practitioners and designers in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) are expected to consider ethics in their work. This role has inspired the development of a number of resources for practice, such as tools, frameworks and methods to tackle ethical issues i...
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Discusses the steps needed to ensure that people's lives are protected and the lockdown measures of the COVID-19 pandemic save lives.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) enabled products and services are becoming a staple of everyday life. While governments and businesses are eager to enjoy the benefits of AI innovations, the mixed impact of these autonomous and intelligent systems on human well-being has become a pressing issue. This article introduces one of the first international st...
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The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS) is a program of the IEEE initiated to address ethical issues raised by the development and dissemination of these systems. It identified over one hundred and twenty key issues and provided candidate recommendations to address them. In addition, it has provided the ins...
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Designing autonomous and intelligent systems is not purely a technical activity. Instead, engineers, scientists, and other designers must understand and consider the ethical considerations involved in their work and make appropriate choices to deal with situations and concerns often involving life and safety. The IEEE P7000 series of standards star...
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Codes of ethics provide a critical foundation for an organization to define the tenets that best reflect their values. These codes provide a touchstone for employees to follow that establishes trust between an organization and their customers and key stakeholders. The rapid acceleration of autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) has created an im...
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Like most people, I first encountered Artificial Intelligence through movies - The Terminator, Blade Runner, 2001. As a rule, the future in these stories was always dystopian which I found irritating. If humanity was able to create such amazing technology, wouldn't they also have created ethical codes or standards to keep things from going awry? Gr...
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The articles in this special section is a collaborative effort with IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (T&S) (the March 2018 issue). This means that members of each Society will gain electronic access to one another’s publications for this issue only. Please take the time to explore international author findings from each of the magazines and com...
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In a time when artificial intelligence and autonomous systems (AI/AS) are providing more opportunities for personalization and time savings than ever before, it's critical to pause for a moment to ask, How will machines know what we value if we don't know ourselves This isn't rhetorical, and the play on words is intentional. While it may come easy...
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Reports on the scope, goals, and initiatives of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.
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Sensors and data have the capacity to easily overtake control of our lives. In any situation, we’ll soon be able to analyze the emotions, facial expressions, or data about someone we’re interacting with in business and social situations. While there will be great knowledge in this new cultural landscape, there’salso great opportunity for emotional...

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