News & Media Appearances
“We Have to Join Our Forces So That No One Manipulates Elections for the European Parliament, Says Professor of Ethics” – Online Interview
"We need something like Wikipedia for opinions, and to join all our forces against the unfavorable tendencies that are now on the rise, says Dutch professor of information technology ethics Jeroen van den Hoven." Interview on the site of Český rozhlas, the public radio broadcaster of the Czech Republic. IN CZECH
"The Dutch ethicist Jeroen van den Hoven explains how ethics must intervene to counter the 'proliferation of evil' online." IN FRENCH
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.
Jeroen van den Hoven discussed the ethics of algorithms and other challenges raised by new technologies in Dutch talk show Buitenhof. Harari's book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is the common thread for this episode. IN DUTCH
"That smart information technology and ethics can clash has been made clear by the recent scandals concerning Facebook and Google about the use of private data. Who controls the use of artificial intelligence? The challenge is to design and use technology in such a way that it meets human, ethical standards. And that is something you cannot leave to the market alone, says the TU Delft professor of ethics and technology Jeroen van den Hoven." IN DUTCH
“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 Netherlands is internationally leading in ethical thinking about technology. After the incident regarding Cambridge Analytica it is clear that ethics and regulation are crucial for a decent digital society. But this requires an investment in responsible innovation, so DDFV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven and Peter Paul Verbeek (professor in philosophy of technology at the University of Twente) argue in Dutch Newspaper Financieel Dagblad. IN DUTCH
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.