IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA),and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have launched the global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI). The IEEE Standards Association brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “IEEE and the MIT Media Lab Launch Global Council on Extended Intelligence.”

The goals of CXI are to build a new narrative for autonomous and intelligent technologies inspired by principles of systems dynamics and design. With the powerful algorithms and machines in our societies, it is time to think about how systems adapt, evolve, and proceed with respect to and input from the people who are likely to be most affected by them.

The ultimate goal is to encourage conversation and collaboration. New technologies bring questions and we can’t answer them without input and feedback from everyone who develops them, uses them, or is affected by them.

Melody K. Smith

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