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Engineering and Ethics: Honest Designs for Safety and Good Health

By Dick Weisinger

The National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics states: “As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity… The services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must

Communal Computing: Devices Need Greater Shareability

By Dick Weisinger

“Life is all about sharing.” — Mary Berry, English food writer. The idea of making computers and electronic devices that we can share has been around for some time. As early as 1997, in an IEEE Personal Communications paper, Xerox

Security: Speakers and Microphones Causing Disruption and Hacking via Inaudible High Frequencies

By Dick Weisinger

The many high-tech devices with speakers that we interact with daily may be hidden carriers of malware that are disrupting and hacking your life in ways that you didn’t at all expect. Many of the phones and speaker devices that

Crisis of Reproducibility: The Need for a Reproducibility Checklist

By Dick Weisinger

‘Not reproducible’, or as some Google researchers are calling it, ‘underspecification‘. AI results reported in papers might have spectacular and glowing results, but when other researchers attempt to replicate those same results when following the methodology specified in the research

Brain-Computer Interface: Computers Enabling Human Minds to Process the World Around Them

By Dick Weisinger

Brain-Computer interfaces (BCI) are being developed that allow human brainwaves to be captured and converted into signals that can be processed and interpreted by computers. The technology is especially beneficial to people who have been handicapped by, for example, the