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| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC1 Philosophy of Risk

About the topic Moral philosophy before the mid-Twentieth Century developed under the implicit assumption that outcomes could be treated as determinate. Risks and probabilities, when mentioned, were treated as a side issue. By contrast, our current understanding of agency and causation is probabilistic and uncertain. Ethical discussion has intensified around the causes of risk,...

| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC2 Philosophy of Responsible Innovation

This course discusses the main philosophical issues in relation to Responsible Innovation, an emerging concept in the EU context which highlights the relevance of social-ethical issues in research and innovation practices. This emerging concept calls for philosophical reflection on the nature, scope and applicability of responsibility and innovation in innovation practices in general, and...

| Posted on June 7, 2023

The power of computer vision. A critical analysis

At 27 September 2023, Rosalie Waelen will defend her thesis 'The power of computer vision. A critical analysis'. Description dissertation: This dissertation introduces a new approach to AI ethics and applies this approach to discuss the ethical and societal implications of computer vision technology. Computer vision is the subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) that...

| Posted on September 21, 2021

LC6 Good Technology for Users and Society

This course explores the relationships between technology and goodness.  We will look at goodness for human beings (will particular technologies make our lives better), goodness for society (will they make society better) and moral goodness (will they realize moral values and make things morally better)?  A running theme throughout the course is that emerging...

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