Technology

  • Peter Asaro on Story in the Public Square

    Stopping Killer Robots with Peter Asaro

    Air Dates: November 10-12, 2018 For decades, Hollywood films and science fiction writers have told us ominous stories about the future dangers of killer robots and artificial intelligence. Peter Asaro warns that machines lack the essential human qualities required for operating weapons systems—and he’s working to ban them from doing just that. Dr. Peter Asaro is a philosopher of science, technology and media. His work examines artificial intelligence and robotics … Read More

  • Justin Hendrix on Story in the Public Square

    The Future of Media with Justin Hendrix

    Air Dates: October 20-22, 2018 We live in a world awash with media of all types. If we’re honest, it seems like we have not yet mastered the current onslaught of social media in public life. Justin Hendrix warns that, for good or for bad, the future is coming. Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab, connecting media and tech companies with NYC universities to drive digital media … Read More

  • You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between

    Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, … Read More

  • Jacquelyn Schneider on Story in the Public Square

    The future of warfare & unmanned systems with Jacquelyn Schneider

    Air Dates: March 17-18, 2018 The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners—guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors. Schneider is a graduate of Columbia University, an Air Force veteran, and now, an assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College whose scholastic expertise includes cybersecurity … Read More

  • Tariffs on steel and aluminum industry

    A 19th Century Hammer versus a 21st Century Nail

    Picks of the Week: “Don’t blame China, Mr. President. Blame the robots” | The Washington Post “Trump Tariffs won’t bring back steel mills” | The Baltimore Sun “How Many American Jobs Could be Lost Thanks to Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs” | Fortune Faced with a profound transformation in the workforce just 18 years into the twenty-first century, the President of the United States has adopted a decidedly nineteenth century tool to meet … Read More

  • Lecture-Tomorrow’s Battlefield: Emerging Areas of Military Competition

    How might emerging and evolving technologies—whether in the field of electronic warfare, unmanned systems, or in space—transform tomorrow’s battlefields? How should the U.S. and its allies adapt their force structures and operational constructs in order to both deter and prevail within such a rapidly shifting combat environment? The Pell Center will convene a panel of defense experts to discuss these important issues. The event will be chaired by Dr. Iskander … Read More

  • Warrior Women

    Warrior Women: Science and Tech Edition

    Panelists: Dr. Andrea Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, Endgame Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, Director of Curriculum for Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Moderator: Jennifer McArdle, assistant professor in the Department of Administration of Justice and a Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council Throughout history, cycles of technological innovation have fundamentally altered society, with profound implications for national security. From … Read More

  • Photograph of a full crowd intently listening to panelists at the Laudato Si event in Bazarksy Lecture Hall.

    Fall 2017 Lecture Series Announced

    The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced a variety of events for the Fall 2017 semester, with topics ranging from U.S. foreign policy to women in science and technology, and many in between. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 or email pellcenter@salve.edu with any questions or … Read More

  • Robotic arms with empty conveyor belt

    Our Automated Life: Picks of the Week

    California’s would-be governor prepares for battle against job-killing robots | The Guardian How automation is going to affect jobs in pharma, core, auto and consumer sector | The Economic Times One of Europe’s most influential investors gave a brutal example of how AI could wipe out white-collar jobs | Business Insider   Last week, YouTube channel Kurzgesgat (German for “in a nutshell”) released a video titled “The Rise of the … Read More

  • Man uses smartphone as home automation device

    Is your phone or smart home device spying on you? Picks of the Week

    Are your sensors spying on you? | Science Daily Amazon Makes the High-Performance 7-Mic Voice Processing Technology from Amazon Echo Available to Third-Party Device Makers | Amazon Hackable IoT washing machine provides channel for breaching hospital IT | CyberScoop Technology is infused in our modern life. Attempts at attaining perspective often fall to historical comparisons. Images frequently circulate of warehouse-sized computers from the 1960s which can hardly compare to the … Read More

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