Sven Nyholm co-organizes 4TU workshop on "Dealing with threats and disaster"

Along with Aimee van Wynsberghe (Assistant Professor of Ethics and Technology, TU Delft; Co-director, Foundation for Responsible Robotics), and Michael Nagenborg (Assistant Professor of  Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente), TU/e P&E Assistant Professor Sven Nyholm is co-organizing a workshop entitled "Dealing with threats and disaster: New paradigms – New technologies – New ethical challenges?"

From the Foundation for Responsible Robotics website:

November 23-24 2017, Office of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (The Hague, the Netherlands)

Attendance at this workshop is available by invitation only.

This November, the FRR will again team up with the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology to host a drones workshop addressing the current developments in the fields of safety and security. The goal of this workshop will be to ask if these developments bring with them new ethical challenges, or simply an exaggeration of traditional ethical and practical issues. To that end, we will address several questions: what does the contemporary focus on resilience mean for dealing with disasters? What role do new technologies (e.g. drones, AI, and other tech) play in the shift towards proactive approaches in policing? How can we understand the use of new technologies – for example, drones – in a humanitarian context?

The workshop will bring together multiple stakeholders with different backgrounds and perspectives to create a roadmap of current developments in the safety and security landscape and the ethical implications that they raise, and to identify topics that are in need of further research.

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