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TEMS representation at IEEE’s new FDC (Future Directions Committee) on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems (SAS)

The IEEE Future Directions Initiatives (FDI) newest initiative – Symbiotic Autonomous Systems (SAS) – had its kick-off workshop on March 16-17, 2017 in NJ. TEMS was represented at the initiative by Victor Huang, TEMS member.

A detailed Workshop report is available at TEMS (please contact Michael Condry for availability). A summary is given here.

SAS objectives is to develop and coordinate new multi-disciplinary technologies together with Regulatory, Ethical, Legal and Societal (RELS) impact to form a symbiotic relationship between machine/living entities.
The need is to develop working models to include technology, societal, business and economic impact to the benefit of future societies.

The challenges will be utilizing intelligently new methodologies to facilitate multi-disciplinary technologies in the governance and management of new symbiotic autonomous systems. This needs to draw in industry, academia, government work in lockstep to work on the challenges in regulatory, ethical, legal and soci0-economic impact to the developed countries as well as developing countries. These areas must also embrace and include security, safety and public policy issues that are critical to manage with business solutions to be accepted by society.

There seems to be a synergistic match between what SAS hopes to achieve and the TEMS charter in terms of the management needs of the SAS initiative. TEMS is multi-disciplinary, with management and entrepreneurial focus of multiple complex and emerging systems, and thus can solidly contribute and facilitate SAS initiatives.

Victor Huang
May 19, 2017

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