IEEE Technology Policy and Ethics: May 2021
Emergent Role of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education
By Christopher Nouhan, Noah Scott, James Womack, Ball State University, Indiana, US
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been seamlessly integrated into our lives. In 2016, Barack Obama reported, “the walls between humans and AI systems are slowly beginning to erode, with AI systems augmenting and enhancing human capabilities. Fundamental research is needed to develop effective methods for human-AI interaction and collaboration .” As institutions of higher education continue to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, some are turning to existing technologies to make educational experiences safer, more efficient, and more adaptable to changing environments. AI in higher education (AIEd) enables institutions to have meaningful impacts on teaching and learning environments. When using the term AI in relation to higher education, it can be described as an information system that acts as if it were intelligent by perceiving and acting upon its environment.
Psybersecurity: A New Emerging Topic and Research Area Within Human Security – Part 2
Carlee Franklin and Ankur Chattopadhyay, Northern Kentucky University
During these current COVID-19 times of tension, stress, lockdown-driven isolation, social distancing, and economic recession, opportunities to exploit others have risen dramatically for hackers. Cybersecurity attacks are being orchestrated around individual weaknesses related to face masks, preventative care, stimulus checks, and unemployment issues . Hackers’ awareness of human vulnerabilities has become more apparent over the COVID outbreak through the latest cybersecurity attacks, including social engineering cases such as phishing, vishing, internet fraud, and online scams. Due to the ongoing pandemic, health has been placed at the forefront of media, and individually prompt-ed healthcare research has risen dramatically . Now more than ever, people are turning to the Internet for critical healthcare information, including information about COVID and other diseases, as well as information on healthcare providers and medical professionals that influence one’s healthcare-related decision making. The independent online search for healthcare without professional intervention may result in users finding misinformation online, for example, incorrect, fabricated, or fraudulent healthcare information.
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