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  • Vacancy
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  • TU Delft

Responsibility arrangements in resilience policy for climate adaptation

Two PhD positions

The Ethics/Philosophy of Technology Section of Delft University of Technology offers two positions for PhD candidates as part of the research project ‘Responsibility arrangements in resilience policy for climate adaptation’. The complete vacancy text can be found at Academic Transfer. The project is supported by an NWO Vidi Grant and will be conducted by...

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  • Vacancy
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  • TU Delft

Lecturer in Ethics of Technology

2 year teaching position

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty of Technology,...

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  • Workshop
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  • Utrecht

Cybersecurity Ethics – Raising the Agenda

Cybersecurity ethics is a new and under-researched field. With increasing attention being paid to cybersecurity, from hacking attacks on major corporations to attacks on critical national infrastructure, liberal democratic governments and corporations are looking to academia for guidance on how to respond ethically. For example, should software vulnerabilities be disclosed to vendors, or is...

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  • Call for papers
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  • TU Eindhoven

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...

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  • Workshop
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  • TU Delft

Questions and Challenges of Human Research Ethics

Dutch STEM Research Ethics Committees

On Monday 15th April 2019 the first workshop for members of the university research ethics committees that review Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related human research (i.e. research involving human subjects or participants) will take place. Besides medical ethics committees and ethics committees for social and behavioural sciences, Dutch universities have also recognised...

Postdoc Research Associate – Philosophy and Ethics of AI

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6.000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities. The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a...

PhD or PostDoc in applied ethics

PhD or PostDoc in applied ethics (ethics of technology, engineering ethics, ethics of AI….) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). The positions will be at a newly established interdisciplinary department for Society, Technology and Human Factors at the HumTec Center. It is an open, supportive environment with ample chances to cooperate with colleagues from life...

Postdoc in Philosophy, Applied Ethics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

School of Architecture and Built Environment KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around...

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  • TU Eindhoven

4TU.Ethics’ new Life Science and Health Taskforce (LiSHT) workshop on The Limits of Consent

This workshop at Eindhoven University of Technology, co-sponsored by the Life Sciences and Health Technologies Taskforce (formerly known as the Medical Technologies Taskforce )of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, and the NWO-MVI project “Mobile Support Systems for Behaviour Change”, was held in order to stimulate interdisciplinary and applied research on the ethics...

The Limits of Consent

4TU.Ethics Taskforce Life Sciences and Health Technologies

This workshop at Eindhoven University of Technology, co-sponsored by the Life Sciences and Health Technologies Taskforce of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, and the NWO-MVI project “Mobile Support Systems for Behaviour Change”, was held in order to stimulate interdisciplinary and applied research on the ethics of consent. It brought together research projects...

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  • Research Meet
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  • TU Eindhoven

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...

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  • TU Eindhoven

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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