Sept 11-15 2017, the 10th meeting of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology will be held in Paris. The final draft of our report on robotics ethics will be discussed, as well as the progress of our report on water ethics. And COMEST will meet in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee (IBC), which will present its reports on the Ethics of Big Data and Health and on the Bioethical Response to the Situation of Refugees. More information: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/comest/.
Published by Peter-Paul Verbeek
Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is full professor of Philosophy of Technology and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Verbeek's research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, and aims to contribute to philosophical theory, ethical reflection, and practices of design and innovation. His publications include Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design (Penn State University Press, 2005). View all posts by Peter-Paul Verbeek