How to meet the needs of our society without compromising the rights of future generations?

Sustainability and sustainable development have been high on political agendas across the world since the Brundlandt Commission Report, Our Common Future, was published in 1987. The strive towards sustainability brings all kind of ethical issues that need to be considered in development of green technologies – the use of persuasive technologies to trigger environmental-friendly behaviour…
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How can we use technology to develop balanced situations of autonomy, trust, and distributed responsibilities?

How can we justify our heavy reliance on medical equipment? What values are manifested in medical technology, considering that values vary among cultures and over time? 4TU.Ethics researchers study issues that medical technology confronts us with, and sets up frameworks that help shape future technologies in healthcare.
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BRIdging Technology in the Built Environment (BRIDE)

The aim of the BRIDE project is to explore the role of smart public infrastructure in making and re-making of...
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Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities

As the Amersfoort Municipality is building a new Internet of Things infrastructure, this consortium of public-private partners wants to develop...
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Framework for responsible and accountable deprivation area mapping in support of pro-poor policies (FRAME-PRO)

Locational data (“geo-data”) has become increasingly available due to technological innovation. This innovation has improved the capability of capturing, storing...
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RED-AID: REspectful and capability-centreD AI Device for Preventing Call Fraud

Aim The RED-AID project has developed a conceptual home edge IoT device called WatchDog with the aim of addressing the issue of voice-based social engineering...
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