WORKSHOP: THE ETHICS OF PERSUASIVE TECHNOLOGIES

On April 3, five members of the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology leaded a half-day workshop at the Persuasive Technologies Conference in Amsterdam. Among the attendants were PhD students, professors, developers, designers, and researchers in a wide range of technological areas, coming from different Universities worldwide.

The workshop consisted in a mix of short presentations and small-group discussions, where theoretical and application- oriented topics were discussed concerning the design and use of Persuasive Technologies. All attendants were encouraged to share their own worries as well as expertise, which resulted in a in-depth discussion between designers of Persuasive Technologies and Philosophers. By introducing the importance of ethical consideration in design and technological development, the 4TU aims to engage with pressing societal issues and challenges.

 

  • Lily Frank (Technical University of Eindhoven), http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/frank-f-lily/

 

  • Margoth González Woge (University of Twente), http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/gonzalezwoge-margoth/

 

  • Ching Hung (University of Twente), http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/hung-c-ching/

 

  • Steven Dorrestijn (Saxion University), http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/steven_dorrestijn/

 

  • Andreas Spahn (Technical University of Eindhoven), http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/spahn_andreas/