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On Thursday 20 and Friday 21 November 2019 Jeroen van den Hoven will be hosting an executive masterclass in Delft on responsible innovation by designing for moral values.
A short video was launched yesterday in which Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Hoven speaks about design for values, responsible innovation and governments as 'launching customers' for realizing a good information society. He believes that there are many opportunities in this area for both the Netherlands and Europe.
In the run-up to the Dutch municipal elections of 2018, a team of researchers from TU Delft investigated the influence of digitization on Dutch parliamentary democracy. This research was made possible by a subsidy from the state committee parliamentary system. Jeroen van den Hoven is among the co-authors of the report.
“Filter bubbles” that help create narrow-mindedness, applications that are “designed for addiction”: Evil Online gives a comprehensive analysis of how the shape of our digital environments undermines key societal values in various ways. The book offers invaluable insights to anyone interested in designing a better online world. Jeroen van den Hoven wrote it together with Australian philosopher Dean Cocking.
The statement of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) calls for a wide-ranging process of public deliberation and lays out a set of fundamental ethical principles to pave the way. Jeroen van den Hoven is one of the members of the EGE and rapporteur for this publication.
Jeroen van den Hoven has, together with Seumas Miller and Thomas Pogge, edited the volume Designing in Ethics, which has appeared with Cambridge University Press in December 2017. The contributors discuss a wide range of institutions and technologies, using case studies from among others the fields of healthcare, media and security.
Professor Jeroen van den Hoven has created a seven-week MOOC (massive online open course) on Responsible Innovation. It is called: Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology. Van den Hoven will argue the case for ethics as an integral part of responsible technological research and innovation in terms of assessing the risks of technologies such as AI. The MOOC is linked in the article.
Professor Jeroen van den Hoven was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in a ceremony Rotterdam. He was honoured for his contributions as a philosopher in the agenda setting and solving of societal issues.