Panel on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, SG Innovate event Singapore & The Netherlands

AI and Ethics: The Key to a Successful Human-AI Relation Presented by SGInnovate, Netherlands Innovation Network, Netherlands AI Coalition and NTU Institute for Science and Technology for HumanityIn support of Deep Tech for Good Citizens, the government and industry are on a daily basis assisted by artificial intelligence. With the accelerated adoption and continuous development, … Continue reading Panel on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, SG Innovate event Singapore & The Netherlands

Lecture at Asser Institute, Amsterdam: Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Disruption

Monday 12 April 2021: DILEMA lecture on ‘Artificial intelligence and ethical disruption’. Artificial Intelligence is an ethically disruptive technology: it challenges the very ethical concepts and frameworks with which it can be evaluated. AI systems bring radically new human-technology relations: rather than merely being ‘used’, they develop forms of ‘agency’, performing cognitive and physical tasks, … Continue reading Lecture at Asser Institute, Amsterdam: Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Disruption

Membership of GPAI working group on Responsible Artificial Intelligence

I have just joined the Working Group on Responsible Artificial Intelligence of the Global Partnership on AI, via the Netherlands AI Coalition (NL AIC) is pleased to note that the Netherlands is represented in the international community of experts in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI). GPAI has set up four working groups focusing on … Continue reading Membership of GPAI working group on Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Keynote at South African Conference for AI Research: ‘Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Disruption’

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 statement on the Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccines

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

Keynote: “On Intertechnicality: Postphenomenology, New Materialism, and Digital Materiality”

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”

(Dutch) Academische Vrijheid in Nederland: Politiek en Maatschappelijk engagement

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