28September, 2021

IFIP Names Anthony Wong New President-Elect

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IFIP Names Anthony Wong New President-Elect
IFIP, the global apolitical organisation for Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences, has announced its new leadership team, electing Australia’s Anthony Wong as its new President and South African Moira de Roche as its Vice President. 

Mr Wong will serve as IFIP President-elect for the next 12 months before taking over […]

28September, 2021

Citizens’ Jury Report on Health Information

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“People should be the owners of their own health data” is the recommendation from a recent examination carried out by the Irish Platform for Patients Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI) 

During six sessions organised by IPPOSI, ‘jurors’ cross-examined the evidence and deliberated together to arrive at a “verdict” on who should have access to their health information and for what purposes. The […]

28September, 2021

ACM Europe TPC Urges EC Adoption of Broad Range of Vital “Digital Principles”

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Just over six months ago, the European Commission issued the Communication “2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade,” a sweeping set of initiatives born of the Commission’s conviction that “digital policies must help nurture more democratic and inclusive societies, and ensure that all people in the EU can leverage the digital transformation […]

28September, 2021

ACS Profiles Top Tech and Digital Roles

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The 90 top tech and digital roles and their top five skills have been profiled in ACS’ Demand & Impacts on Tech & Digital Skills white paper.

By taking a clear look at required skills, businesses and tech and digital professionals will be able to shift business plans and career focus to encompass future technologies and steer capabilities […]

29July, 2021

ACM Update – July 2021

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The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All […]

29July, 2021

South African Computing Olympiad Stars Hold Their Own in Global Competition

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South Africa’s team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI2021) has emerged with a bronze medal and one award after the global event.

IOI2021 is a prestigious international Informatics challenge held annually. While this year’s event was hosted by Singapore, participants competed virtually from their home countries due to COVID-related travel restrictions.

South Africa’s team of four […]

29July, 2021

IFIP TC14’s Letizia Jaccheri Recognised for Inspiring Diversity in Tech

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Congratulations to Letizia Jaccheri, vice president of TC14, for winning the 2021 Norwegian ODA Prize, which honours exceptional women who have made concrete contributions to increase diversity in the technology industry. 

Winners of the award must be good ambassadors for ODA’s values of Inspiration, Bravery, Empowerment and Passion.

A Professor of the Department of Computer Science at […]

29July, 2021

August 15th the Final Day to Nominate for David O’Leary Award

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With just days remaining before the deadline, IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is seeking final nominations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award. 

After a year in hiatus, this coveted award is once again up for grabs. IP3 welcomes nominations of individuals or organisations who have demonstrated high levels of ethics and professionalism by:

promoting and […]

29July, 2021

ACM Announces 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award Winners

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Chuchu Fan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the recipient of the 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Formal Methods for Safe Autonomy: Data-Driven Verification, Synthesis, and Applications.” Fan’s dissertation makes foundational contributions to verification of embedded and cyber-physical systems, and demonstrates applicability of the developed verification technologies in industrial-scale systems. Her dissertation […]

29July, 2021

Robodebt was an AI ethics disaster

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Automated systems need greater accountability.

The Australian Government’s automated welfare debt recovery process, commonly known as ‘Robodebt’, was an unmitigated failure that exemplified the need to understand the ethics behind artificial intelligence decision making, according to a new report.

In his forward to The Ethics and Risks of AI Decision-Making report published by ACS, chair of the society’s AI Ethics Committee, Peter […]