What does the notion of ‘cyborg’ still mean in our hyper-digitalized world? On 25 March, I will speak about the history and changing relationship between humans and technology in an online event of the Cyborg Futures series. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A. The programme is part of the IMPAKT web-project: Cyborg Futures: … Continue reading Lecture ‘Inclusive Ethics for Cyborgs’. IMPAKT event: CYBORG FUTURES, March 25 2021
The Society for Risk Analysis-Europe (SRA-E) will have its Benelux Conference 2021 on 16nMarch 2021, focusing on the Risk-Technology Nexus, and particularly the trade-offs of potentially disruptive technologies. The event is co-organized with the TU/e Center for Humans and Technology. In my opening keynote I address the ways in which emerging technologies disrupt ethical concepts and frameworks, … Continue reading Keynote ‘Disruptive Technologies and the Reconfiguration of Risk’ (SRA-A conference 2021)
SACAIR 2020 is the second international conference focussed on Artificial Intelligence hosted by the Centre for AI Research (CAIR), a South African distributed research network that was established in 2011 with the aim of building world class Artificial Intelligence research capacity in South Africa. The theme for this year’s event is ‘AI transforming Humanity’ and will … Continue reading Keynote at South African Conference for AI Research: ‘Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Disruption’
UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) have called for a change of course in current COVID-19 vaccination strategies, urging that vaccines be treated as a global public good to ensure they are made equitably available in all countries, and not only to those who bid the highest … Continue reading UNESCO statement on the Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccines
March 3, 2021: keynote lecture at Conference ‘Digital Cultures’, FernUniversität in Hagen (Moderation: Selin Gerlek, Hagen/Munich). How to conceptualize the new materiality that digital technologies bring about? Now that information technologies are merging with our physical environment, human-machine interactions can no longer be understood as “use,” but rather as immersion, telepresence, fusion, augmentation, or robotization. … Continue reading Keynote: “On Intertechnicality: Postphenomenology, New Materialism, and Digital Materiality”
17 Feb 2021: Presentatie KNAW rapport over Academische Vrijheid. “Wat betekent academische vrijheid? Welke grenzen kunnen eraan gesteld worden en wie is er verantwoordelijk voor? Aanstaande woensdag presenteert de KNAW het rapport 'Academische vrijheid in Nederland' waarin zij het begrip academische vrijheid nader uitwerkt, en ingaat op spanningsvelden die kunnen ontstaan bij financiering van wetenschap, … Continue reading (Dutch) Academische Vrijheid in Nederland: Politiek en Maatschappelijk engagement
Paper presentation on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Ubuntu at conference 'Africa Knows', Feb 9 2021. Authors: Dorine van Norren (Leiden University & Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente). More information: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/africaknows/paper/57969.
Just out on SoundCloud: new podcast on Philosophy of Technology: on the fear for technology, the intrinsically technological character of human beings, the need for an ethics from within, and the challenges posed by powerful and intelligent technologies of the future. https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/2021/01/philosophy-of-technology-with-professor-peter-paul-verbeek/
Just published in Social Studies of Science: “Understanding science-in-the-making by letting scientific instruments speak: From semiotics to postphenomenology”, with Bas de Boer and Hedwig te Molder. On the role of technological instruments in scientific practice and the relations between postphenomenology and Science Studies.
New publication: Societal Values in Digital Innovation - the results of the 2019 Thinkers' Program of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. On connecting societal values to digital technologies. With essays on ‘The search for a good digital life. Put people and values at the heart of digital innovation' (Rinie … Continue reading Societal Values in Digital Innovation