The program of DDfV Playground Meetings for the new academic year has been released. Dates of the playground meetings can now be found in the Events section. Upon request, we are changing our cadance a bit. Sticking to the 3rd week of each month, the meetings take place alternately on [...]
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced the new funding awards within its Gravitation programme, worth some €113 million. DDfV researchers are co-applicants in two of the six new programmes. TPM professors Sabine Roeser and Ibo van de Poel take part in the programme Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies. EWI professor Catholijn Jonker participates in the programme on Hybrid Intelligence: Augmenting Human Intellect.
Each year the Delft Design for Values Institute distributes a call for its Open Subsidy Program among TU Delft researchers. The third call, which was distributed in the spring of 2019, led to three new seed projects in which researchers from different TU Delft faculties collaborate: Values in Peer-to-Peer Energy [...]
Over time, norms and values change. When the internet was first developed, the idea was that all the information that was posted should be kept so that nothing would be lost. At the time, that was an important value. Nowadays, though, we want to give internet users the right to be forgotten, but the system is not geared up to doing this. How do you deal with this discrepancy? These kind of questions are tackled by Ibo van de Poel in his ERC project, in which he and his team are working on a philosophical theory on value change. Ibo van de Poel: “The aim is to create a theory of value change that helps designers develop technical systems that can deal with changing values.”
The Dutch National AI course has released two short interview with DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven, one in which he elaborates on the role of ethics in the development of AI, and the other on what this means for the competitive advantage of Europe. The Delft Design for Values Institute is one of the knowledge partners for this course.
Researchers from the Delft Design for Values Institute, in collaboration with eLaw(Center for the Law and Digital Technologies) of Leiden University finalized a research consultancy project on “Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at the Dutch Police” by providing a whitepaper highlighting requirements for the responsible use of AI at the Police and a long-term research strategy.
We are pleased to announce that the TU Delft Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo Sciences (CEG) has joined the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Institute. This means that five TU Delft faculties now collaborate on designing for values and responsible innovation. The other four faculties, who together established [...]
DDfV member Professor Neelke Doorn will receive a Vidi grant worth € 800,000 this year from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). She will use the grant to spend the next five years to develop an ethical theory and study the extent to which civic responsibility can be shared fairly and effectively in climate adaptation policy. Doorn hopes that this project will pave the way for climate policy that is not only effective, but also fair in the sense that everyone will benefit, not just highly educated people.
The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI) has released a call for papers for a special issue on fair, accountable and transparent recommender systems. Nava Tintarev, member of the management team of the Delft Design for Values Institute (DDfV), is one of the guest editors for this issue. Its topic aligns well with the core DDfV research themes. Deadline for the submission of an extended abstract is 5 June 2019.