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Vacancy: 8 Postdoctoral Researchers on Meaningful Human Control of Autonomous Intelligent Systems

2018-08-27T14:58:59+00:00August 27th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV News|

TU Delft’s research program AiTech is recruiting 8 fully funded postdoctoral research positions in the field of meaningful human control of autonomous intelligent systems. Such systems include artificial intelligence (AI) in software (e.g. for recommendation, decision support and optimization), as well as embodied AI (e.g. robots, vehicles and intelligent devices). AI Tech believes that human control is key to counterbalance unforeseen and undesirable potential shortcomings of AI and robotics.

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

2018-08-27T14:10:20+00:00August 27th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence|

The Lorentz Center is hosting a 5-day workshop on The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (27 Jan. - 1 Feb. 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. The workshop is co-organized by DDfV researcher Virginia Dignum and co-sponsored by the Delft Design for Values Institute.

Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (Slides from the Event)

2018-08-27T14:09:39+00:00June 12th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV News|

Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) – Policy & Industry Requirements in the Algorithmic Age was the topic of an interactive discussion that took place in The Hague on Monday 11 June 2018. The Delft Design for Values Institute co-organized this event with the IEEE Standards Association. Some photos from the event and slides from some of the speakers.

Bridging the Gap Between New Technology and Safety & Responsibility of Self-Driving Cars

2018-07-19T15:39:05+00:00June 11th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Profiles of DDFV Researchers|

Self-driving cars are no longer science-fiction. Although many benefits are expected of automated driving systems (ADS), such as reducing congestion and less crashes, ethical concerns also arise. A responsible transition toward automated driving is desirable. In the project ‘Meaningful human control over automated driving systems’ dr. Filippo de Santoni de Sio contributes towards this transition by analyzing ethical issues concerning ADS.

Autonomous Weapons and Design for Values; Prize for TU Delft Master Thesis

2018-07-19T15:39:12+00:00May 13th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV News|

A master thesis written at Delft University of Technology on Agency perception and moral values related to Autonomous Weapons; An empirical study using the Value-Sensitive Design approach" recently received a prize.

Scientists on Big Data and Ethics: ‘Design Systems that Meet Our Values’

2018-05-15T17:38:56+00:00April 30th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV researchers in the media|

At a recent symposium on the ‘Ethics of Big Data’, organised by the Centre for BOLD Cities and the Rotterdam Knowledge Lab for Urban Big Data, the tone was immediately set by Prof. Jeroen van den Hoven, scientific director of the Delft Design for Values Institute.

In Global AI Race, Europe Pins Hopes on Ethics

2018-05-01T11:09:54+00:00April 25th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV researchers in the media|

“Europe’s secret weapon in the race against the U.S. and China on artificial intelligence is … ethics", so an article on Politico starts. DDFV researcher Virginia Dignum is among others quoted to say that "transparency of AI is more than just making the algorithm transparent.”

Mind of the Universe; Robots in Society: Blessing or Curse? – MOOC Starting April 30

2018-04-26T12:27:30+00:00April 21st, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Course announcement|

What you will learn: (1) The potential societal and ethical impacts of robot creation, (2) The principles that should be taken into consideration during the development of social and AI robots, (3) The choices that need to be made when developing social robots.

Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) – Policy & Industry Requirements (Panel Discussion)

2018-05-07T17:50:45+00:00April 21st, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Event announcement|

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly spreading in a range of application areas. It holds great promise to benefit society as well as business, but they also bring forth social, legal and ethical challenges. Join us at this symposium on Monday 11 June, co-organized with IEEE, to learn more about key trends in this area.

AI, Big Data and Citizenship (Lecture at Dubai Tech Festival)

2018-04-13T15:48:11+00:00March 30th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, DDFV News|

Neil Yorke-Smith, Associate Professor of Algorithmics at TU Delft and DDFV researcher, spoke yesterday in Dubai at the STEP Conference 2018, the largest experiential tech festival in the Middle East. In his talk Dr Yorke-Smith discussed the implications of AI and big data on citizenship.