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BENEFITS

The Newest IEEE Resources
BY K ATHY PR E T Z

E-BOOKS

STANDARDS

"Well-being Metrics Standard for
Ethical Artificial Intelligence and
Autonomous Systems," establishes a baseline for aligning
objective and subjective metrics
from global well-being indices
with design methods applied by
AI programmers.

DESIGNING
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

BASICS OF PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

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managing projects is
■oneEfficiently
of the most important leadership
skills an engineer can learn. So says
IEEE-USA's Project Management, an
e-book written by Harry T. Roman,
an IEEE life senior member. Roman
gives practical advice on what it
takes to lead a project, how to sell an
idea to top management, and how
to select members of a team. The
e-book sells for US $3.99, but for
IEEE members it's only $1.99.

RATING THE
TRUSTWORTHINESS
OF NEWS SITES

Reputable news outlets and
■social
media platforms are looking

ON SUCCEEDING
IN THE WORKPLACE

IEEE-USA (2); ISTOCKPHOTO

Another IEEE-USA e-book from
■Roman,
Tips for Young Engineers
advises readers to document their
progress with what he calls a career
history file. Today's workers switch
companies so often that, he says, it
helps to keep an updated file of significant accomplishments and work
activities. He also recommends taking notes at conferences and off-site
meetings to help you understand on
further reflection how your company
might use the technology. And to
gain name recognition, he says, you
should submit technical articles to
conferences. The e-book costs $7.99;
IEEE members get a $2 discount.

THEINSTITUTE.IEEE.ORG

for ways to stem the spread of false
and misleading news, or at least
label it as such. The "IEEE P7011
Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness
of News Sources" is trying to help
readers detect fake content.
The standard will score a representative sample of articles from
each publication by analyzing such
factors as the headline, the organization's use of retractions, bias, factual
accuracy, and whether it labels socalled native advertising-paid content written to look like a journalistic
piece. Each news outlet will receive
a letter grade-from A to F-indicating how trustworthy the source is.

MAKING AUTONOMOUS
SYSTEMS ETHICAL
AND SAFER
Three projects have been
■added
to the IEEE P7000 stan-

dards family, which supports a
principal IEEE goal of prioritizing
human well-being in the development of standards that cover the
design of autonomous and intelligent technologies.
IEEE P7008, the "Standard
for Ethically Driven Nudging for
Robotic, Intelligent, and Autonomous Systems," addresses those
overt or hidden suggestions
known as a robot's nudges,
designed to influence human
behavior or emotions.
IEEE P7009, the "Standard for
Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous
and Semi-Autonomous Systems"
provides a basis for developers
to design robust and transparent fail-safe mechanisms for
increased accountability.
IEEE P7009 also establishes
procedures for measuring, testing,
and certifying a system's ability
to fail safely, along with instructions for improving system
performance.
Those developing products
and services must consider how to
improve human well-being based
on more than economic growth
and productivity. IEEE P7010,

This is an updated version of
"Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision
for Prioritizing Human Well-being
with Autonomous and Intelligent
Systems." More than 200 global
thought leaders helped create
the 263-page document, leading
the IEEE Standards Association
to call it the most comprehensive
crowdsourced global treatise on the
ethics of such systems.
The new version adds five
sections-on affective computing,
classical ethics in autonomous
and intelligent systems, mixed
reality, policy, and well-being-
and contains updated content
from the eight committees that
created the earlier version.

TERMINOLOGY FOR
QUANTUM COMPUTING

Quantum computers are
■expected
to be exponentially faster
than today's supercomputers, able
to process complex algorithms
and massive amounts of data at
incredibly high speeds. But the
field's terminology is inconsistent.
That's why the IEEE Standards
Association Quantum Computing Working Group is setting
definitions. Without standard
terminology, it's difficult to get
software and hardware engineers
on the same page. And it's challenging to train new engineers
working in quantum computing if
terms and concepts have multiple
definitions.
To learn more about the resources on
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org/june18prodserv.

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