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Digital Ethics by Design – Executive Masterclass

2019-03-18T15:28:16+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Course announcement|Tags: , , |

New technological developments in areas like quantum computing, big data, robotics, block chain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT) create opportunities, but also raise societal and ethical challenges. Design for Values is a powerful strategy to address them. In November 2019 the DDfV Institute will organize an executive masterclass Digital Ethics by Design. More information / request brochure

DDfV Visiting Guest: Elisabeth Lex

2019-03-13T14:29:49+01:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Announcements for members, DDfV News, Event announcement|Tags: , , , , , , |

From 13 to 17 May 2019, Dr. Elisabeth Lex will visit TU Delft at the invitation of Delft Design for Values Institute. The program of this week is still to be confirmed, so keep an eye on this page and the Events calendar for updates. Dr. Elisabeth Lex is an assistant professor at Graz University [...]

Design for Values to Get a Better Information Society

2019-03-12T10:37:27+01:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

A short video was published yesterday in which Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Hoven speaks about design for values, responsible innovation and governments as 'launching customers' for realizing a good information society. He believes that there are many opportunities in this area for both the Netherlands and Europe.

Call for Papers: The Societal and Ethical Dimensions of Computer Simulations

2019-01-30T16:35:30+01:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: DDfV News|Tags: , , , , , |

It is our pleasure to announce a CfP for a special issue in the journal SIMULATION. This journal is dedicated to the practice of computer simulations from several disciplines, and therefore it reaches out to a number of computer scientists, researchers, and engineers. The special issue is on the ethics and societal dimension of computer simulations, and it will be edited by DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven and DDfV researcher Juan Duran. If you are doing research on this topic, you are cordially invited to submit a paper.

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

2018-10-24T12:47:06+01:00August 27th, 2018|Tags: |

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)

2018-12-17T17:02:28+01:00December 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

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?

DDfV Researchers Contribute to Dutch National AI Course

2019-02-13T15:56:43+01:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Course announcement|Tags: |

The Dutch National AI Course is a free online course that was launched in Januari 2019. Aim of the course is to inform as many Dutch people as possible about the basic principles of artificial intelligence (AI). Professors Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft Faculty of TPM) and Catholijn Jonker (Delft Faculty of EEMCS), scientific director respectively advisory member of the DDfV Institute, are among the experts interviewed for the course.

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

2019-01-23T15:51:24+01:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog by Jeroen van den Hoven, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

2018-10-24T14:55:51+01:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Event announcement|Tags: |

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.

Human Control of Artificial Intelligence

2018-12-22T15:52:58+01:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: DDfV News|Tags: |

How can you design autonomous systems like robots, self-driving cars or IT systems to be transparent and always open to human intervention? This is the question that eight post-docs from four TU Delft faculties will spend the next two years working on. Welcome to AiTech.