You may not realize it, but your internet-connected household devices such as the Ring doorbell, Peloton exercise bike and Nest thermostat are all exchanging data with other devices and systems over the network. These physical objects, all part of the Internet of Things (IoT), come with sensors and software, and they often use cloud computing. Most people would consider the information contained in these household items as highly private. They store data ranging from your height and weight to when you are out of the house.Read More »
Most people encounter artificial intelligence (AI) every day in their personal and professional lives. Without giving it a second thought, people ask Alexa to add soda to a shopping list, drive with Google Maps and add filters to their Snapchat – all examples of AI use. But a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of AIs having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.Read More »
Two researchers at Missouri S&T want to interview people in the Rolla area who have purchased smart home devices but decided to stop using them. A smart device is an electronic gadget generally connected to other devices through wireless connections that a user can operate interactively. Drs. David Wright and Daniel Shank are studying why […]Read More »
Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart speakers. Smart appliances.
Smart devices are improving people’s lives every day. Advances in smart technology are helping people stay connected, find information and organize their lives along with numerous other benefits.
With these advances also come a sense of unease and insecurity – concerns about privacy, personal data sharing and ethics.Read More »