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.
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.
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; [...]
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.
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.
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.
"Filter bubbles" that help create narrow-mindedness, applications that are "designed for addiction": Evil Online gives a comprehensive analysis of how the shape of our digital environments undermines key societal values in various ways. The book offers invaluable insights to anyone interested in designing a better online world. DDFV-director Jeroen van den Hoven wrote it together with Australian philosopher Dean Cocking.