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Design for Values and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence2018-12-17T17:14:12+00:00

Putting human values at the core of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that become increasingly autonomous

It is more urgent than ever before to pay attention to the ethics of artificial intelligence. Developments in autonomy and learning are rapidly enabling AI systems to decide and act without direct human control. Algorithm development has so far been led by the goal of improving performance, leading to opaque black boxes. But greater machine autonomy must come with greater responsibility and the capacity to explain decisions. Trust in AI must be based on transparency, since humans cannot relate to the ways of doings of machines. Putting human values at the core of AI systems calls for a mind-shift of researchers and developers towards the goal of improving transparency rather than performance, which will lead to novel and exciting algorithms. Turning Deep Learning into Valuable Learning, that is what researchers in Delft are working on.

Videos with Our Researchers

DDFV member Aimee van Wynsberghe is being interviewed at the 2018 AI for Good Global Summit.

DDFV member Filippo Santoni de Sio gives a talk on his research into meaningful human control of autonomous weapon systems.

DDFV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven discusses how medical ethics can stay relevant in the age of AI and big data.

Virginia Dignum, member of the board of the DDFV Institute, is being interviewed at the 2017 AI for Good Global Summit.

News / Blogs on Design for Values inArtificial Intelligence

How to Win Elections in the 21st Century… and How to Save Democracy

November 12th, 2018|Blog by Jeroen van den Hoven, DDfV Blogs|

According to the American Pragmatist philosopher John Dewey we have to reinvent democracy every day anew… and now, in the age of big data and artificial intelligence, in addition we have to design for it, every day. If we cannot design against undemocratic tendencies and technically implement our democratic ideals and ideas, Jeroen van den Hoven and Haye Hazenberg argue, we risk losing them altogether.

DDfV Director Jeroen van den Hoven Speaks on Ethics by Design at ERC Conference on AI

October 24th, 2018|Event announcement|

The European Research Council (ERC) organizes a conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 25-26 October that will among others highlight potential avenues for seizing the opportunities of AI whilst limiting negative effects for humanity. DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven will speak on ethics by design as a powerful avenue to achieve this. The event can be followed through a live webcast.

TU Delft Investigates the Influence of Digitization on Democracy

October 21st, 2018|Research updates|

In the run-up to the Dutch municipal elections of 2018, a team of researchers from Delft University of Technology investigated the influence of digitization on Dutch parliamentary democracy. Aspects investigated included the role of political micro-targeting, 'bots' and algorithms, and the political debate on Twitter. This research was made possible by a subsidy from the parliamentary state committee

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Events on Design for Values in Artificial Intelligence

The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (Workshop)

27 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
The goal of this workshop is to create a multidisciplinary research agenda to bridge the conceptual gap among disciplines involved in developing AI applications, and to raise the level of sophistication at which the designers reason about the impact of these applications.

Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents (Workshop)

24 January 2019 - 25 January 2019
Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents are hot topics. It is possible to converse with them. But what is the quality of the conversation? Are the agents good communication partners? And can we believe what they tell us? Why and how do they make certain choices?

Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) – Policy & Industry Requirements in the Algorithmic Age

11 June @ 13:30 - 17:30
Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) are rapidly spreading in a range of application areas. They hold great promise to benefit society as well as business, but they also bring forth social, legal and ethical challenges. Join us at this interactive discussion to learn more about key trends.
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Researchers on Artificial Intelligence

If you have any questions or proposals to collaborate on the topic of design for values in artificial intelligence, please contact Juan Durán.

DDFV Members

  • Mark Alfano
    Mark Alfano
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Jordi Bieger
    Jordi Bieger
    PhD Candidate in the area of Artificial General Intelligence
  • Virginia Dignum
    Virginia Dignum
    Associate Professor of Engineering Systems & Services
  • Juan Duran
    Juan Duran
    Lecturer at Technology, Policy & Managment
  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    Jeroen van den Hoven
    Professor of Ethics & Technology
  • Catholijn Jonker
    Catholijn Jonker
    Professor of Interactive Intelligence
  • Mark Neerincx
    Mark Neerincx
    Professor of Human-Centered Computing
  • Birna Riemsdijk
    Birna Riemsdijk
    Assistant Professor Interactive Intelligence
  • Filippo Santoni de Sio
    Filippo Santoni de Sio
    Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology
  • Nava Tintarev
    Nava Tintarev
    Assistant Professor of Web Information Systems
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe
    Aimee van Wynsberghe
    Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology
  • Neil Yorke-Smith
    Neil Yorke-Smith
    Associate Professor of Algorithmics

Other researchers

  • Rijk Mercuur
    Rijk Mercuur
    PhD Researcher at Engineering Systems & Services
  • Ilse Verdiesen
    Ilse Verdiesen
    PhD Candidate of Technology, Policy & Management
  • Xuan Wang
    Xuan Wang
    Researcher of Technology, Policy & Management

Selection of Publications

Responsible artificial intelligence: designing AI for human values

Dignum, Virginia

Responsible artificial intelligence: designing AI for human values Journal Article

ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, 1 (1), pp. 1-8, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Meaningful Human Control over Autonomous Systems: A Philosophical Account

de Sio, Filippo Santoni; van den Hoven, Jeroen

Meaningful Human Control over Autonomous Systems: A Philosophical Account Journal Article

Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5 , pp. 15, 2018, ISSN: 2296-9144.

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Creating Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners: Interaction, Reasoning and Ethical Challenges

van Riemsdijk, Birna M; Jonker, Catholijn M; Lesser, Victor

Creating Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners: Interaction, Reasoning and Ethical Challenges Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 1201–1206, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3413-6.

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International and Societal Network

Our researchers working on design for values in / the ethics of Artifical Intelligence are actively involved in international and societal debates on this topic, for example through the following organizations:

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies(advisory body of the President of the European Commission)
Jeroen van den Hoven is one of the members
Ethically Aligned Design
Ethically Aligned Design(IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems)
Catholijn Jonker and Filippo Santonio de Sio are part of IEEE working groups.
Foundation for Responsible Robotics
Foundation for Responsible Robotics (non-profit working on responsible robotics & AI)
Aimee van Wynsberghe is co-founder & co-director
ALLAI | NL
ALLAI | NL(Dutch Alliance for Responsible Artificial Intelligence)
Aimee van Wynsberghe is founding board member
Mark Alfano
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Researcher in DDfV seed project Designing Artificial Advice Givers that Consider Perspective & Affect

Mark Alfano
Jordi Bieger
PhD Candidate in the area of Artificial General Intelligence

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Researcher in DDfV seed project Using Value Deliberations to Explore Solutions for the Energy Transition of Port City Cultures

Jordi Bieger
Virginia Dignum
Associate Professor of Engineering Systems & Services

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Juan Duran
Lecturer at Technology, Policy & Managment

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Juan Duran
Jeroen van den Hoven
Professor of Ethics & Technology

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Scientific director Delft Design for Value Institute

Member of the Management Team of the Delft Design for Values Institute

Co-editor of the Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design

Catholijn Jonker
Professor of Interactive Intelligence

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Member of the Advisory Board  the Delft Design for Values Institute

Catholijn Jonker
Mark Neerincx
Professor of Human-Centered Computing

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Mark Neerincx
Birna Riemsdijk
Assistant Professor Interactive Intelligence

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Birna Riemsdijk
Filippo Santoni de Sio
Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Filippo Santonio de Sio
Nava Tintarev
Assistant Professor of Web Information Systems

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Member of the Management Team of the Delft Design for Values Institute

Researcher in DDfV seed project Designing Artificial Advice Givers that Consider Perspective & Affect

nina tintarev
Aimee van Wynsberghe
Assistant Professor of Ethics of Technology

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Aimee van Wynsberghe
Neil Yorke-Smith
Associate Professor of Algorithmics

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Neil Yorke-Smith
Rijk Mercuur
PhD Researcher at Engineering Systems & Services

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Rijk Mercuur
Ilse Verdiesen
PhD Candidate of Technology, Policy & Management

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Ilse Verdiesen
Xuan Wang
Researcher of Technology, Policy & Management

Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management

Xuan Wang