Subject: AI & Society
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 11:23:52 -0500 (EST)
AI & Society
The Journal of Human-Centered Systems and Machine Intelligence
ISSN: 0951-5666 (printed version)
ISSN: pending (electronic version)
AI & Society is a refereed international journal publishing scholarly
articles, discussion papers, short communications and reviews of books and
other publications. Established in 1987, the journal focuses on the
issues associated with the policy, design and management of information,
communications and media technologies, and their broader social, economic,
cultural and philosophical implications.
'Technological innovations offer a great potential for a new social and
economic renaissance, but also possess the risk of exclusion of people and
their aspirations from shaping the post-industrial society. New
technologies provide opportunities for the creation of new forms of
employment, human services and living conditions, but at the same time
there are dangers of decontextualising identity and thought, and of
closing down human capacities for social innovation and sustainability''
(New Visions of the Post-Industrial Society, Int. Conf. July 1994).
As the 21st Century dawns, a gap is emerging between the reality of the
rapidly evolving 'information society' and the humanistic vision of
developing socially useful technologies which deal with wider societal
issues. AI & Society provides an international forum for analysis of these
conflicts and dilemmas, and a focus for a growing community committed to
the 'knowledge society' and to 'human-centered' technologies and systems.
Rather than concentrate on technical aspects of information and
communication systems, AI & Society emphasizes the need to understand the
potential and consequences of using these powerful tools.
Anyone who cares about the policy, design and management of
information, communication and media technologies, human-centered
systems, and related sociotechnical developments should subscribe
to AI & Society.
Editor: Karamjit S. Gill, email@example.com