Opinion: Prioritizing purpose and values over moving fast and breaking things when it comes to new technology

By: Faculty of Mathematics

Edith Law is a professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, where she co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Her research delves into social computing technology, machine intelligence interactions and the design and user experience of technology that upholds important human values.

We asked Law how we can ethically harness the power of new technologies for the betterment of humanity.

Opinion by Dr. Law

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) goes beyond technology development to critically assess how technology impacts people's lives. It shapes the future of computer science by making us question when and how technology advances society and the economy amidst our rush for rapid innovation.

Read the full article from Waterloo News to learn more.