Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking already warned us: beware of artificial intelligence and ban lethal autonomous weapons. In a symposium organised by Studium Generale yesterday, three experts gave their opinion.
‘Keep Calm and Communicate’. That was the theme of the National day of Communication, alias the annual congress for every communication student and professional in the Netherlands, which took place yesterday at the UT. At the event, organized by Communique, the keynote speaker Arie Vermeij told the audience about his experiences with crisis communication.
In 2010, Miriam de Graaff joined the Dutch army’s mission in Afghanistan. Not to carry a gun, but to carry out a PhD research. She wanted to study the daily life experiences of servicemen and women and to see what ethical challenges soldiers of all ranks have to deal with. She managed to define these moral dilemmas and her thesis is now being used by the highest Dutch military officers.