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PhD Course ‘The Philosophy of Risk’ – 29th October – 2nd November 2018

4TU.Ethics Graduate School, together with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy

“This course offers you a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the concept of risk. If you want to know more about the ethical dimensions of risk, this course is highly recommended!”  Naomi Jacobs, Course participant 2017 Philosophy of risk, 4TU PhD course Oct 29-Nov 2 2018 Together with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy...

TU/e researchers Dr. Gunter Bombaerts, Dr. Lambèr Royakkers, Dr. Andreas Spahn, Dr. ir. Anne Wieczorek and Prof. Isabelle Reymen receive a Horizon 2020 Grant.

How can we strengthen co-creation efforts across the culturally diverse contexts of Europe to accelerate innovation?

Co-creation is the word used to describe the phenomenon in which different parties come together to collaborate in the pursuit of a common goal. An example of a co-creation effort in the Netherlands is Brainport Smart District. In this co-creation initiative, the municipality of Helmond, universities, Brainport region Eindhoven, Provincie Noord-Brabant, SPARK, Fraunhofer, Malik...

Funded by European Union Horizon 2020, University of Twente (UT) researchers collaborate with partners on the 3.5 year international project SHERPA

How can we shape the ethical dimensions of Smart Information Systems?

On May 1st 2018 the SHERPA project was officially launched. In this exciting and prestigious international project, different partners come together to investigate, analyse and synthesize our understanding of the ways in which Smart Information Systems (SISs), involving big data analytics and artificial intelligence, impact ethics and human rights issues. Prof. dr. Philip Brey, Dr. Kevin...

TU/e research project “Working ‘with’ or ‘against’ the machine? Optimising human-robot collaboration in logistic warehouses” funded by NWO-MVI

Can we collaborate with robots or will they take our place at work?

The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research Platform on Responsible Innovation (NWO-MVI) is funding Dr. Sven Nyholm, Dr. Pascale Le Blanc and Dr. Sonja Rispens to conduct a research project on human-robot collaboration in logistic warehouses, with two post-doctoral researchers, Dr. Hannah Berkers and Dr. Jilles Smids, recently hired to join this project. The fear...

Ibo van de Poel from TU Delft receives a prestigious ERC grant for research on ‘Design for Changing Values’

How can we enhance the ability of complex socio-technical systems to adapt to value changes in society?

Having received a Vici grant from the NWO, the Dutch Organisation on Scientific Research, for his research on ‘new technologies as social experiments’ in 2010, Prof. dr. ir. I.R. Ibo van de Poel has recently received a second prestigious grant, this time from the European Research Council: an Advanced ERC grant of 2.5 million...

4TU.Ethics is looking forward for new collaborations

Meet the Philosophy Group at Wageningen University!

In 2016 the federation of the three technical universities in The Netherlands was joined by Wageningen University. Since 3TU became 4TU, 4TU.Ethics is exploring the opportunity to welcome the Philosophy group (PHI) at Wageningen University in our center. At the time the spotlight was written, all parties involved are positive about the future involvement...

Conference: Celebrating 10 years of 4TU.Ethics, June 12th and June 13th

Ethics of Technology: The Future agenda

An international conference organized on occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics) University of Twente – June 12 & 13, 2017 Building: Waaier, room 4.  General information:  All talks consist of 25 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion/questions Due to the special nature of the event, no call...

Human Enhancement

Should we encourage enhancement, or do enhancers deserve less praise?

Human enhancers can enhance our cognitive and physical abilities. Is it okay to enhance humans?...

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