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October 2019

Ph.D. Defence: How Scientific Instruments Speak: A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice

October 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

On Thursday 17th October 2019 at 12:30 in the Prof.dr. G. Berkhoff-zaal, De Waaier, UT, Bas will present and defend his dissertation ‘How Scientific Instruments Speak: A Hermeneutics of Technological Mediations in (Neuro-)Scientific Practice.’ His promoters are P.-P. Verbeek and H. te Molder and committee members are H. W. de Regt (Radboud University), F. Russo (University of Amsterdam), A. Sissel Hoel (NTNU), M. Boon (UT), and C Aydin (UT). Following the defence there will be a reception. All 4TU.Ethics colleagues…

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November 2019

Teknowlogy NWO Innovation Festival 2019

November 7, 2019

Teknowlogy is the Dutch festival where technology, science, innovation and valorisation meet. On November 7th, NWO shows the visitor the technical innovations of the future and how Dutch science is prepared for it. The programme offers many (international) speakers, lectures and workshops, as well as inspiring examples from the applied research. More information will soon be available on our website at www.teknowlogy.nl.   Note:  Receive a 50,000 euro grant for an out-of-the-box idea with societal impact. NWO invites scientists to…

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4TU.Ethics bi-annual conference 2019 Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies

November 7, 2019 - November 8, 2019

The 4TU.Ethics Bi-annual Conference will take place on the 7th-8th November 2019 at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Registration is now open so please join us by registering here: Throughout history, technology has been a driver of social change. The technologies of the industrial revolution played a crucial role in shaping modern society, and society has since then continued to be shaped by technological innovations. The conference focuses on technologies that will not just change specific domains or practices for…

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Ph.D. Defence: Design for Green: Ethics and Politics for Behavior-Steering Technology

November 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
University of Twente

On Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 10:30 in De Waaier, UT, Ching will present and defend his dissertation ‘Design for Green: Ethics and Politics for Behavior-Steering Technology.’ His promoters are P.-P. Verbeek and M. Nagenborg and committee members are: P.A.E. Brey (UT), G.D.S. Ludden (UT), I.R. van de Poel (TU Delft), W.A. IJsselsteijn (TU/e), and D. Fu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan). Following the defence there will be a reception. All 4TU.Ethics colleagues are cordially invited to Ching Hung’s Ph.D. Defence.…

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7th Annual OZSW conference

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

The seventh annual OZSW conference (The Dutch Research school of Philosophy) will take place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019 at the University of Amsterdam. Keynote speakers Anne Phillips (London School of Economics) Barbara Vetter (Freie Universität Berlin) Pauline Kleingeld (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) Ruth Sonderegger (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) Primary target group: Senior Researchers, PhD students, ReMa students Organizing Committee Maria Aloni Hein van den Berg Robin Celikates Stefan Niklas Thomas Nys

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The Future of Warfare: AI and Autonomous Weapons

November 27, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The Future of Warfare: AI and Autonomous Weapons

On Thursday, November 27th the Netherlands Atlantic Youth and study association L.S.A. Custodia organize a program themed: ‘The Future of Warfare: AI and Autonomous Weapons At our event we will look into the deployment of AI in warfare, focusing specifically on autonomous weapon systems. We will explore current and (possible) future developments in this field, the implications of these developments for warfare, as well as some different perspectives on these weapon systems. Program Date: November 27th Time: 5.15 – 7.30…

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December 2019

Ph.D. Defence: Marjolein Lanzing ’The Transparent Self: a normative investigation of changing selves and relationships in the age of the quantified self

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands

On Wednesday December 11th at 11:00 (location: Atlas Building, Room 0.710, TU Eindhoven) Marjolein will be defending her thesis 'The Transparent Self: a normative investigation of changing selves and relationships in the age of the quantified self'.   Self-tracking, the quantification of one’s body and behaviour through the use of wearables and apps, has become a popular practice. Self-tracking is celebrated as ‘empowering’, as a means to improve one’s self-management and the management of one’s social relationships. At the same time, self-tracking also raises…

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February 2020

LAILEC 2020

February 18

Registration open for LAILEC 2020 “The Good, the Bad and the Regulated: In Search of a Common Denominator for AI in Business and Society” 18 February 2020. Leuven. KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law has the pleasure to announce the second edition of its Leuven AI Law & Ethics Conference (LAILEC) – #LAILEC2020. The event will take place on 18 February 2020 in Leuven. LAILEC continues its tradition of keeping its audience informed about the latest trends in the crossroad…

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: FUTURE LAW, ETHICS, AND SMART TECHNOLOGIES

February 20
Vilnius Lithuania

While the unprecedented technological advances in information technologies, robotics, AI, and related fields in recent decades have had a number of positive effects in almost every area of human life, they have also brought significant concerns in how the rapidly growing development and utilization of smart technologies impinge on future law, ethics, and (legal) education. Some of the significant issues are, for example, machine bias in law, autonomous transportation and legal responsibility, the concept of legal personhood and AI machines,…

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March 2020

2020 SRA-E Benelux Conference: The Risk-Technology Nexus and socially disruptive technologies

March 24
Technical University of Eindhoven Netherlands

Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Benelux Conference 2020, March 24 The Risk-Technology Nexus and socially disruptive technologies  Organised by SRA-E Benelux Chapter in cooperation with the Center for Humans and Technology of the Eindhoven University of Technology   The 2020 SRA-E Benelux Conference focuses on the theme: “The Risk-Technology Nexus”. Risk and technology are intricately linked to each other. Technologies can contribute to risk reduction, but often also introduce new risks. Think for example about ultra-deep geothermal energy, which can reduce global risks…

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