We formalise the insights from our stakeholder dialogue in two concrete projects: As output, we define a number of material sustainability themes and potential adverse human rights impacts that we and our stakeholders consider important to address.
Grossman, Technology Journalist and author or editor of several books including Net. Cybernetics Society members, staff, students and alumni of King's College are admitted free of charge. Non-members may apply to join at the conference.
Application forms will be made available on the day. If you are considering attending please email so that we can estimate numbers.
If you are contemplating joining us for dinner, please let us know for restaurant booking. Further information on the Society and an application form is available on our website here.
Please put the date in your diary now. Abstracts "The Power of Systems: Although the interest in the cultural and political histories of cybernetics is growing, the notion of scientific prediction, which is central to cybernetic control, is insufficiently examined.
However, this talk proposes that prediction is not a mere technical cog in the epistemology of the future, but a complex concept. It discusses Norbert Wiener's epistemology of cybernetic prediction, arguing that the cybernetic culture of prediction emphasizes the role of uncertainty and does not replace materiality with information.
Wiener's writings on cybernetic prediction, therefore, contain useful lessons for the future oriented practices in the broad fields of contemporary science, governance and politics.
Cybernetics in Britain " My topic is the history of cybernetics, this strange science that grew up in the s and 50s, reached an apogee in the s- not coincidentally, the time of the counterculture- then disappeared into obscurity and which, more recently, has been making quite a comeback in the humanities and social sciences.
I describe why cybernetics interests me now, and gesture towards its political potential, which is much argued about. Developments in AI and robotics are very rapid and are accelerating. The possibility of robots overtaking humans in capability is very real. Some very grand claims have been made about robots AI and our future.
This talk describes and compares human evolution with robot development. The cases of humanoid robots and driverless cars are briefly covered.
The case of robot vision is addressed with a brief look at my own research in this field. In some fields the capability of technology far exceeds that of humans, in some aspects the technology has many years to go before it reaches that of humans.
Developments in control theory and communications seemed to have solved the challenges of robot capability exceeding that of humans, whilst the current capabilities of computation in software and hardware still lag far behind, but are catching up fast.
The technologies are exciting but will be disruptive. How to Act in Situations of Uncertainty and Complexity in a Climate-Change World" This talk shows how to do systems thinking and translate that thinking into praxis theory informed practical action. It may be of interest to those managing or governing in situations of complexity and uncertainty across all domains of professional and personal life.
The development of capabilities to think and act systemically is an urgent priority. Humans are now a force of nature, affecting whole-earth dynamics including the earth's climate - we live in an Anthropocene or Capitalocene and are confronted by the emergence of a 'post-truth', 'big data' world.
What we have developed, organisationally and institutionally, seems very fragile. An imperative exists to recover whatever systemic sensibilities we still retain, to foster systems literacy and to invest in systems thinking in practice capability.
This will be needed in future at personal, group, community, regional, national and international levels, all at the same time.
Our claims to knowledge are intertwined with the purposes that we pursue and with our relationships with others and the world.represents Expo Dubai’s commitment to unlocking the potential of individuals to create a better future Al Wasl Plaza is the heart of Expo , bringing the subthemes together in a single large space that is a physical manifestation of the main theme of the Expo: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'.
Envisioning the United Nations in the Twenty-first Century Proceedings of the Inaugural Symposium on the United Nations System in the Twenty-first Century. The Cybernetics Society holds scientific meetings, conferences, and social events, and engages in other activities to encourage public understanding of science and to extend and disseminate knowledge of cybernetics and its associated disciplines.
Tracks & Sessions. The SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in in Rome will be the number one meeting place where scientists from academia, business/industry and government and from various disciplines will find new opportunities to present, to debate and to disseminate the most recent scientific knowledge, developments and applications for. Introd uction. Ever since humanity's ancestors left their native habitat in the tropical rainforests, they had to exploit new energy sources. Whether it was tools to scavenge predator kills, weapons that made humans into super-predators, fur from human prey worn as clothing, felling trees and using deforested land to grow crops and pasture animals, the game was always about securing or. Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet - Kindle edition by Tim Jackson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet.
Below are some articles that might interest you. If you would like to suggest an article for this page, pleaseÂ email us. Azam Bakeer Markar is the Head of Sustainability and General Manager, Group Business Development of Aitken Spence PLC.
He manages the Sustainability, Communications, Branding and New Ventures Functions of the Colombo - listed diversified business group with operations in three continents.
A s the 20th century draws to a close, powerful forces of change are converging that could set the stage for a long, sustained economic boom in the next.