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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...

One lecturer (0,6 FTE) and several junior lecturers (0,3 FTE) in ethics (part time) (CLOSED)

opened: 2018-12-21 closed: 2019-01-27

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint one lecturer in philosophy (part time) (0,6 FTE) and several junior lecturers (0,3 FTE) in philosophy (ethics) (part time) for the period from April 1th to July 7th 2019. The (senior) lecturer will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first...

NWO Veni grant for 4TU.Ethics member Elizabeth O’Neill

Elizabeth O’Neill will receive a Veni grant awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to outstanding researchers who have recently obtained their Ph.D. Elizabeth’s project, entitled “The Artificial Ethicists”, investigates what we should do with the advice of AI that can reason about ethics. This personal award will allow Elizabeth to conduct independent research...

Interview with 4TU.Ethics member Lily Frank in Vox

Sex robots are coming. We might even fall in love with them. A philosophy professor explains why. By Sean Illing@seanilling sean.illing@vox.com May 11, 2018, 8:10am EDT   Is mutual love with a robot possible? And if it is possible, would it make relationships between human beings less desirable? Those are the questions examined by...

Full Professor Ethics of Technology (1,0 fte) (CLOSED)

opened: 2018-05-05 closed: 2018-06-22

The Philosophy and Ethics group at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks a full professor in Ethics of Technology, with specific interests in ethical issues concerning smart systems, robotics and artificial intelligence. Institutional Setting The position is embedded in the Philosophy & Ethics (P&E) group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The...

Assistant Professor Ethics of Technology (fixed-term) (CLOSED)

opened: 2018-04-30 closed: 2018-05-20

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands invites applications for the position of assistant professor in Ethics of Technology, commencing August 15th 2018.   Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research....

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