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Innovating Together: Responsible Scaling of Co-creation

Scaling of innovations is seen as an inescapable answer to the growing urgency to tackle grand societal challenges. Value co-creation receives increasing traction as a key method for involvement of a variety of actors to realise the inevitable scaling. Not all co-creation methods however spread equally and work to the same success in different...

Lecturer and Tutorial Teachers (CLOSED)

April – July 2020, Eindhoven University of Technology

opened: 2020-01-08 closed: 2020-02-07

The Lecturer and Tutorial Teachers will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students, as part of a team of lecturers.   Vacancy: Lecturer Ethics of Technology TU/e Eindhoven April – July 2020 (part time 0,6 FTE) Job description The Lecturer will be expected to...

Considering Health Behavior Change

TU/e Centre for Humans and Technology, February 10-11

Living healthier is a piece of cake. Just pick one of the many apps, websites or social media supporting a better lifestyle, and follow the instructions. Everyone wins! The individual, who will live healthier, longer and happier. And society, because chronic illnesses will be prevented and the costs of healthcare will drop. Technology has...

Assistant Professor in Philosophy (CLOSED)

Starting date: 15 August 2020 or, if possible, 15 March 2020

opened: 2019-12-18 closed: 2020-01-06

The Philosophy and Ethics department at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of the Eindhoven University of Technology seeks an assistant professor for a full-time, tenure-track position. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The candidate...

Keynote address: Dr. Tamar Sharon

The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical inquiry

On Friday 8th November, Tamar will be talking about the Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical inquiry into the plurality of common goods. As we move into the digital era, companies like Google, Apple and Amazon are increasingly becoming important facilitators of medical research and healthcare provision. This “Googlization of health” may advance personalized medicine...

Keynote address: Prof. Ingrid Robeyns

The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology

On Thursday 7th November, Ingrid will be talking about the Promises and Limits of the Capability Approach for the Ethics of Technology. In the last two decades, the capability approach has become a widely used normative approach in a wide range of disciplines. Yet until recently, the capability approach was often reduced to the...

Keynote address: Prof. Catriona McKinnon

Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

On Thursday 7th November, Catriona will be talking about the need to govern solar radiation management (SRM) R&D in ways that minimise risks of lock-in, and also the heroic optimism displayed by some members of the geoclique in their approach to governing SRM so as to minimise the risk of termination shock. Many advocates of...

The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies

4TU.Ethics Bi-annual Conference, 7th- 8th November 2019

Call for Papers on the Ethics of Disruptive Technologies – deadline for abstracts 1st July 2019 Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:  Catriona McKinnon, University of Reading and Tamar Sharon, Radboud University Description of the conference theme: Throughout history, technology has been a driver of social change. The technologies of the industrial revolution played a crucial...

Artificial Moral Agents?

Friday 1st February 2019 12.00-17.00 in the Corona hall, Luna building, TU/e campus Please register your attendance here. Increasingly, Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems or artificial agents begin to replace human decision makers in real life. For example, software systems currently assess someone’s risk profile and financial situation, and make decisions about mortgages. An algorithm...

4TU.Ethics member Behnam Taebi gives Studium Generale lecture ‘Good Governance of Climate and Energy Risks in the Face of Normative Uncertainties’

On Friday 25th January 2019 12:00-13:00 in the Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus Abstract: Governing technological risks is not only a technical matter, but also a matter of ethical and societal considerations. Risk governance scholars and practitioners therefore argue that risk decisions must include all stakeholders. However, inclusiveness cannot account for normative uncertainties; i.e. when...

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