Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT)

Project: Second tier



The ESDiT project will bring a new way of looking to understand the impact of disruptive technologies on society and humans through new models and approaches based on the interpretation of ethical values and moral concepts, this would provide guidance to technology providers and end users on how to see and analyze new developing digital technologies that have a significant impact over society.

The overall aim of the research program is to develop a comprehensive philosophical understanding of the socially disruptive technologies (SDTs) of the 21st century and in particular their challenge to the very concepts and values that we normally appeal to in our moral thinking. These concepts and values form the basis of our current moral, political, and anthropological order. There is an urgency to this aim, as we need to develop new moral frameworks to guide these technologies for the betterment of humanity.

This prestigious 10-year research program has been granted under the NWO Gravitation Scheme – the single largest competitive grant scheme that NWO offers, recognizing the key importance of certain areas of research, and acknowledging the quality of the research teams currently involved. The ESDiT program aims to develop new approaches and methods which help to understand social and ethical aspects of societally disruptive technologies, such as AI, robotics, IoT, bio-engineering or climate engineering. The consortium explores how to innovate ethics of technology itself, so that that ethics may be future-proof in critically evaluating and guiding the development and introduction of societally disruptive technologies

Omschrijving in begrijpelijke taal

Understanding the impact of disruptive technologies on society and humans.
Effectieve start/einddatum1/01/1931/12/28

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  • Ambivalent Stereotypes Towards Gendered Robots: The (Im)mutability of Bias Towards Female and Neutral Robots

    Guidi, S., Boor, L., van der Bij, L., Foppen, R., Rikmenspoel, O. & Perugia, G., 2 feb. 2023, Social Robotics : 14th International Conference, ICSR 2022, Florence, Italy, December 13–16, 2022, Proceedings, Part II. Cavallo, F., Cabibihan, J.-J., Fiorini, L., Sorrentino, A., He, H., Liu, X., Matsumoto, Y. & Ge, S. S. (uitgave). Cham: Springer, blz. 615-626 12 blz. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); vol. 13818)(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) ; vol. 13818).

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    3 Citaten (Scopus)
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  • Ectogestative Technology and the Beginning of Life

    Frank, L. E., Hermann, J., Kavege, L. & Puzio, A., 5 sep. 2023, Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies: An Introduction. van de Poel, I., Frank, L., Hermann, J., Hopster, J., Lenzi, D., Nyholm, S., Taebi, B. & Ziliotti, E. (uitgave). Open Book Publishers, blz. 113-140 28 blz.

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    1 Citaat (Scopus)
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  • Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies: An Introduction

    van de Poel, I. R. (Redacteur), Frank, L. E. (Redacteur), Hermann, J. (Redacteur), Hopster, J. K. G. (Redacteur), Lenzi, D. (Redacteur), Nyholm, S. R. (Redacteur), Taebi, B. (Redacteur) & Ziliotti, E. (Redacteur), 5 sep. 2023, Open Book Publishers. 186 blz.

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    5 Citaten (Scopus)
    197 Downloads (Pure)