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My interview on killer robots on the New Scientist

I have been interviewed by the New Scientist for an “Ethics Issue” addressing the “ten scientific dilemmas that will shape our future”. I was asked to intervene on the question: “Should we give robots the right to kill”. Here’s a

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Call for two postdocs in our project Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems

There is a call open for two postdoc positions at TU Delft – one in philosophy and one in behavioural science – within the NWO project Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems, which I will run with Bart van

Posted in behavioural science, Ethics of autonomous systems, robot ethics, Self-driving cars, Value-sensitive design

Self-driving cars and ethical dilemmas: a legal-philosophical perspective

I just heard that my new paper on the ethics of the programming of self-driving cars has been accepted for publication in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. The paper is titled: Killing by autonomous vehicles and the legal doctrine of necessity. The

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Ethics of Self-Driving Cars: from Delft…to Ottawa

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The past week I had a great experience giving a talk at the “Future of Driving” symposium, organized at TU Delft by  the Electrotechnische Vereeniging. It was very nice, as usual, to discuss ethical and societal issues with students, industry representatives like Maarten

Posted in Ethics of autonomous systems, robot ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology

White paper on the Ethics of Self-driving Cars for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

In the context of the knowledge agenda automated driving, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Rijkswaterstaat commissioned me to write a white paper on ethical issues in automated driving to provide a basis for discussion and some recommendations on how

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