Technology Policy & Ethics: July 2020

The Faustian Bargain- The Promise of AI and the Destruction of Jobs Part 3

Dr. Frank M. Groom

One option is to undertake a national effort to identify the work which must remain local to the communities and the country. Among these will be the traditional trades of plumbing, welding, electrical, repair, and installation. The builders, bricklayers, roofers, solar panel installers, well drillers, chimney builders, and repairers are always needed. Other local positions needed are the care and assistance of others including the sick, disabled, and elderly. Furthermore, the teachers in the pre-school, elementary, and high schools will likely remain local. Over time, public university education will increasingly be delivered by a few high-quality instructors over the national broadband network which 5G will significantly enhance. Millions of additional required jobs must be envisioned, planned, trained, and embedded in our business, public, and private organizations. Otherwise we may be left with a sizable unemployed population supported by a public dole which can only be sustained by the large corporations which no longer need and employ that populace.

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The Economics of Shared Infrastructure in 5G Networks

Zoraida Frias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; Volker Stocker, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (The German Internet Institute) / Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

5G, the new generation of mobile communications, has been designed to become the ultimate enabler for a digital revolution. Making possible a variety of new applications and business models, 5G is expected to drive a disruptive transformation of societies and economies. It promises to connect vehicles for more efficient, sustainable, and safer mobility; facilitate connected urban infrastructures for improved public services; revolutionize the health sector; and make factories and production processes smarter.

On the one hand, these innovative applications and use cases will significantly broaden the range of services delivered via mobile networks. On the other hand, they entail much more dynamic, diverse, and complex demands for connectivity, particularly in terms of Quality of Service. While some applications require ultra-high data rates or extremely low latencies, others need to be highly energy-efficient.

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How Blockchain Solutions can Improve the Education Sector

Bryan Fortriede, Lindsey Neeley, and Jake Skinner – Ball State University

Starting with identity management and the “laws of identity” [1] this article will discuss the current challenges and requirements imposed upon students in the education sector today. Building upon identity and record-keeping on a blockchain, the access granted to requesting entities is defined within access security. An exploration of the challenges and benefits by implementing blockchain and identity management with access security will highlight areas where complicated processes can be simplified with the use of blockchain technology. The summary below will detail how blockchain and identity management can be implemented to simplify and improve the current procedures that exist today.

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Technology Policy and Ethics Editorial Board

Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir

Dr. Mudassar Ahmad

Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed

Dr. Onur Alparslan

Dr. Muhammad Bilal

Dr. Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari

Dr. Syed Hashim Raza Bukhari

Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay

Dr. Junaid Chaudhry

Dr. Waleed Ejaz

Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny

Dr. Yasir Faheem

Dr. Prasun Ghosal

Dr. Tahir Hameed

Dr. Sinan Hanay

Dr. Shagufta Henna

Dr. Fatima Hussain

Dr. Rasheed Hussain

Dr. Steve Jones

Dr. Mohammad Saud Khan

Dr. Mohammad Khosravi

Olga Kiconco

Dr. Varun G Menon

Dr. Anand Nayyar

Dr. Zeeshan Pervez

Dr. Gunasekaran Manogaran

Dr. Shalli Rani

Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Dr. Kashif Saleem
Dr. Kathiravan Srinivasan

Dr. Manik Sharma

Dr. Ahmed Toaha Mobashsher