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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

Posted in Ethics, ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, killer robots, robot ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem

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

Posted in accountability gap, Ethics, Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, responsibility gap, responsible innovation, robot ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem, Value-sensitive design Tagged with:

Appointments August-October 2016

Hi, here are some interesting meetings/conferences I will be participating in in the coming two months. See you there! Aug 27: I will give an introductory lecture on Ethics at the IDEA Summer School on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (TU Delft, NL)

Posted in care robots, Ethics, ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), ethics of human enhancement, ethics of technology, Robotics, Self-driving cars, talks and presentations, Technology

How to make sure that car manifacturers take ethics seriously

Another cut from my interview on the ethics of self-driving cars not included in the final documentary by De Kennis van Nu.

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, Value-sensitive design

Who should be held responsible for accidents involving self-driving cars?

A passage from the interview with Marloes ten Kate not inlcuded in the final documentary by Tim Broers for De Kennis van Nu.

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Liability, Responsibility, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology

My interview on the ethics of Self-driving cars (De kennis van nu)

I have been interviewed on the ethics of self-dirving cars by “De Kennis van nu”. The documentary is in Dutch but my part is in English (from minute 7). I have been asked, among other things, about the trolley problem-like

Posted in De Kennis van Nu, Ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem