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Avoiding the ethical pitfalls of a data-driven world

4TU.techtalks #4, Text: Nienke Beintema | Photography: Dieuwertje Bravenboer

4TU.techtalks | Remarkable new technologies are developed every single day. From robotics to precision medicine and from IT to climate technology, many of the innovations are transforming the way we live and interact. In each TU.TechTalk, a 4TU professional discusses a topical subject with a professional from another discipline or societal domain – on...

Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies

23 March 2021, 13.00 – 18.30 hr

European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment panel (STOA) invite you to a joint online event on 23 March 2021, where we will discuss the ethical, social and legal impact of emerging technologies and put forward our proposals for the ethical governance of these technologies. The event will be moderated by Science journalist and...

Conference Changing Values, Changing Technologies

Deadline for abstract submission: May 15th 2021

Conference Description The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. Themes We envision the following more specific...

Moral Certainty, Competence, Teaching,…

Podcast with Julia Hermann on “Faith in the Flybottle”

David Anderson, Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University, recently interviewed Julia Hermann for his podcast “Faith in the Flybottle”. They talked about her work on Wittgenstein and ethics, her personal experiences in academia, philosophizing with children, and other issues. With his podcast, David aims to make philosophy accessible for the non-philosophically trained public and...

Post-doc Position “Opacity in AI”

closed: 2021-03-22

Eindhoven University of Technology is offering a 3-year, full-time post-doc position in the Philosophy and Ethics department (Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences) on the general theme of “Opacity in Artificial Intelligence”. The successful applicant will join a strong team of philosophers who work on AI, in a group that focuses on technology, science...

PhD in Philosophy & Ethics: Philosophy of Science/Social Epistemology (Position C)

closed: 2021-03-10

The Philosophy and Ethics group at Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, is offering three fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. positions on the themes of explainable AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of science/social epistemology. All applicants will be considered for all three positions. PhD Position A: Norms of Explainable AI PhD Position B:...

PhD position in Philosophy & Ethics: Cognitive Science of AI (Position B)

closed: 2021-03-10

The Philosophy and Ethics department at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, is offering three fully-funded 4-year Ph.D. positions on the themes of explainable AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of science/social epistemology. Applicants will be considered for all three positions. PhD Position A: Norms of Explainable AI PhD Position B: Cognitive...

PhD position in Philosophy & Ethics: Norms of Explainable AI (Position A)

closed: 2021-03-10

The Philosophy and Ethics department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, is offering three 4-year, fully-funded Ph.D. positions on the themes of explainable AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of science/social epistemology. All applicants will be considered for all three positions. PhD Position A: Norms of Explainable AI PhD...

Assistant professor in Applied Ethics M/F

closed: 2021-02-28

You are envisaged to develop a coherent research line in applied ethics that is oriented towards one or more technologies and (aspects of) their role in society (e.g., digital, environmental, biomedical). We expect candidates to publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration...

Assistant Professor in bioethics with a focus on new medical technologies

closed: 2021-02-14

You will be developing a coherent research line with a focus on ethical aspects of new medical technologies. You will publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities. You will participate in the TechMed research centre of the University...

Junior Lecturers in Philosophy

closed: 2021-02-05

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint junior lecturers in philosophy (ethics) (part-time) for the period from April 5th to July 11th 2021. The Lecturer will be expected to assist in teaching a compulsory introductory course on the ethics of technology for first-year engineering students. The lecturer will work in a team of lecturers...

Lecturer in Philosophy

closed: 2021-02-05

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint one lecturer in philosophy (part-time) for the period from April 5th to July 18th 2021. The Lecturer will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students. The lecturer will work as part of a team of lecturers. Depending...

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