Milo Phillips-Brown receives inaugural MAC3 Society and Ethics in Computing Research Award | MIT News

Milo Phillips-Brown, a postdoc in the ethics of technology in MIT Philosophy, was recently named the inaugural recipient of the MAC3 Society and Ethics in Computing Research Award, which provides support to promising PhD candidates or postdocs conducting interdisciplinary research on the societal and ethical dimensions of computing.

Phillips-Brown is being recognized for his work teaching responsible engineering practices to computer scientists. At MIT, he teaches two courses, 24.131 (Ethics of Technology) and 24.133 (Experiential Ethics), and has been an active participant in the activities of the Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), a new cross-cutting area in the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing that aims to weave social, ethical, and policy considerations into the teaching, research, and implementation of computing.

“We are delighted to be able to work so closely with Milo,” says Julie Shah, an associate professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, who

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Inaugural Winners of Heroes of Science: Breakthrough Filmmakers Challenge Announced

TheWrap and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation today announced the winners of the inaugural “Heroes of Science: Breakthrough Filmmakers Challenge” – a new competition created to promote and support the development of films dedicated exclusively to science and scientists. The announcement was made at TheGrill 2020, TheWrap’s annual business conference focused on the convergence between entertainment, media and technology.

Competitors submitted a proposal for a short film about a Breakthrough Prize laureate. Each candidate was then judged by a panel of experts including filmmakers, scientists and science communicators, based on the proposal’s engagement with the laureate and their work, its characterization, creativity, clarity, accuracy and vision, as well as the filmmaker’s experience.

The six winners are:
Cutter Hodierne and John Hibey (US)
Dana Turken (US)
Grace McNally (US)
Hussain Currimbhoy (Sweden) and Carrie McCarthy (US)
Molly Murphy (US)
Thor Klein (Germany)

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Northeastern University launch inaugural 6G Symposium

 

A two-day exploration of 6G research featuring leading government officials, academia and industry changemakers

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company, and the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIOT) at Northeastern University, today announce the first annual 6G Symposium to engage leaders and decisionmakers dedicated to exploring 6G research. The two-day virtual conference will be held from October 20 – 21, 2020 and will feature keynote speeches, a panel series, and VIP conversations around the promise and path to 6G wireless technology. The 6G Symposium’s agenda and registration details can be found at the 6G Symposium website at https://www.6GSymposium.com/.

The 6G Symposium is organized by InterDigital and the WIOT Institute at Northeastern University and will feature a diverse group of individuals and organizations presenting on and discussing the potential of, and policies driving, 6G technology.  

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