Professor and scientific director of the Delft Design for Values Institute Jeroen van den Hoven has been interviewed for The Dutch National AI course.

  1. In the first conversation (top of this post) he elaborates on the interaction between AI and philosophy / ethics. Just as a product has technical specifications, there should according to Van den Hoven also be a set of specifications regarding the social aspect, the moral considerations and who is responsible.
  2. In the second conversation Van den Hoven responds to complaints that we are being passed on the left (America) and on the right (China) by companies and governments that can innovate faster than we do in Europe. Van den Hoven believes that it is precisely these ethical values that will make the difference in the future: “We are not lagging behind; we are in the lead.”

These interviews are bonus material with the Dutch National AI Course, a free online course that aims to provide as many Dutch people as possible with basic knowledge of artificial intelligence. The Delft Design for Values Institute is one of the knowledge partners for this course.