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Workshop: the Ethics of the Internet of Things

14 March

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On March 14 2018, the DesignLab of the University of Twente will host a UNESCO workshop on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our public and private lives. What will this world of smart homes, smart cities, smart hospitals, and smart schools imply for social interactions, power relations, scientific…
On March 14 2018, the DesignLab of the University of Twente will host a UNESCO workshop on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our public and private lives. What will this world of smart homes, smart cities, smart hospitals, and smart schools imply for social interactions, power relations, scientific practices, city life, healthcare, and teaching? How are these technologies different from other types of technologies? How can we evaluate them adequately? And how can they be designed in a value-sensitive way?

The workshop is open to anyone. It is jointly organized by the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente, as part of the process to prepare a COMEST report on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. The conference is kindly sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences, and the Board of the University of Twente.
On March 14 2018, the DesignLab of the University of Twente will host a UNESCO workshop on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. Technologies are increasingly taking on an environmental role. Sensor networks are being integrated in our material environment, while algorithms and artificial intelligence make sense of the generated data, and influence our public and private lives. What will this world of smart homes, smart cities, smart hospitals, and smart schools imply for social interactions, power relations, scientific practices, city life, healthcare, and teaching? How are these technologies different from other types of technologies? How can we evaluate them adequately? And how can they be designed in a value-sensitive way?

The workshop is open to anyone. It is jointly organized by the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente, as part of the process to prepare a COMEST report on the Ethics of the Internet of Things. The conference is kindly sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences, and the Board of the University of Twente.

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