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.
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. A lecture by DDFV researcher Birna van Riemsdijk on the challenge of designing good 'intimate technologies' (IN DUTCH).
Researchers at Delft University of Technology who are working on design for values are cordially invited to make use of this 2018 call for proposals for the “DDFV Open Subsidy”. The aim of this subsidy is to stimulate cooperation across groups towards more synergy and increase the visibility, awareness, and outreach of Design for [...]
In the academic year 2017-2018 Delft University of Technology explored the viability and relevance of a new research program on meeting the sustainable development goals through responsible innovation and design for values. The program consisted of fourteen short-term pilot projects and was made possibly by support from The Hague municipality. The pilot program closed with a stimulating symposium on 8 June 2018 in the Peace Palace in The Hague.
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.
The oil industry shapes the built environment of port cities and coastal areas. How can their design be made sustainable? This is one of the questions that DDFV board member Carola Heine addresses in her research. She is one of the organizers of the upcoming conference Viscous Space; The Offshore Physicality of the [...]
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.
The European Research Council has awarded a 2.5 million euro ERC Advanced Grant to DDFV researcher Ibo van de Poel. In the coming five years, he and his team will develop a philosophical theory of value change that can be used to improve the ability of complex socio-technical systems such as gas infrastructure, blockchains, energy grids and self-driving cars to adapt to changing values. The grant gives a big impulse to one of the central themes of the DDFV Institute, namely value dynamics.
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.
What should be the European strategy for human-centric machines in the age of artificial intelligence? The European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) has just published an issue of their 'strategic notes' series on this topic. DDFV board member Virginia Dignum participated in the High-Level Policy Hearing connected to the publication.