Technologies enabling the quantified self, mobile apps to share your location, social media, high-tech clothing and behavior-supporting technology such as smart homes: technologies are getting “closer” in our daily lives. These ‘intimate technologies’ have many (potential) advantages, for example for improving our health, efficiency, safety and connection with other people. But we also worry about what the technologies do to us as humans, especially when they use the power of artificial intelligence and data science.

On 17 June 2018 DDFV researcher Birna van Riemsdijk gave a Van Leeuwenhoek lecture on the challenge of designing good intimate technologies, organized by Studium Generale of Delft University of Technology. This recorded lecture is in Dutch, but the sheets are in English.