The use of drones for various purposes is feasible now, but are people ready for it? What are the ethical issues that could arise if these flying robots become a common sight? These questions are discussed during today’s ‘drone acceptance’ workshop organized by Space53 in the Gallery.
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.
Geo-Ethics Symposium took place today, the 14th of March 2016, at the University of Twente. Its goal was to point out and discuss ethical issues related to geo-information and mapmaking. 'The entry point of this symposium is that geo-information is malleable. We as scientists have the social responsibility and agency to shape technology,' said Tom Veldkamp, the Dean of ITC, during his opening speech. 'We introduce completely new technologies, by which we shape the environment.'
Symposium on autonomous robots and artificial intelligence was held on the 26th of November 2015 at the University of Twente. Many experts took the stage to discuss different aspects of robotics, from the way robots learn and move to how they can influence our lives. 'Even we don´t always know what´s right and wrong, so how can a robot know?' asked Aimee van Wynsberghe, who presented a lecture on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI).