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What is artificial intelligence?

When you think of AI, all kinds of things might come up. You might think about voice assistants, self-driving cars, algorithms that produce search results on websites, or humanoid robots. …

Welcome to week 1

In this video, we explain how the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is related to the first three weeks of the course: classical philosophy of technology, mediation theory, and ethics.

Ethics in Innovation

The Guidance Ethics Approach In this video, we explain the Guidance Ethics Approach. This approach makes it possible to connect ethical reflection to the design, implementation and use of new …

What is AI ethics?

This article investigates the central ethical challenges connected to two examples of AI: self-driving cars and AI-based recruitment. In both examples, the ethical issues are connected to the ways in …

How does AI make decisions?

Here, we discuss how AI systems arrive at a decision. It involves more than data, maths and ‘black box’ models. In fact, all kinds of value judgments will be made …

How to use the mediation theory with AI

In this article, we apply a mediation perspective to Artificial Intelligence. Using medical diagnostics and digital monitoring at the workplace as an example, we explain how AI systems help to …

The deluge of ethics principles

Now that you have learned about the wide variety of ethical challenges related to AI, it might not surprise you that several big tech companies, governments, and all kinds of …

Welcome to week 3

In the past two weeks we have discussed human-technology relations and the phenomenon of technological mediation. This week we will examine how mediation is related to ethics; we will show …

End of the course

We have come to the end of this online course of Philosophy of Technology and Design. Thank you very much for your participation! Summary In the first week, the phenomenological …

End of Week 2

This week, you have been introduced to the work of Don Ihde, Bruno Latour and myself. We investigated how technologies can be seen as ‘mediators’ of the relations between humans …

Welcome to week 2

Last week you learned about the classical approaches of Jaspers and Heidegger. This week we will introduce you to more contemporary views about how technologies shape relations between humans and …

Welcome to week 1

The central philosophical approaches in this course are phenomenology, post-phenomenology, and mediation theory (see STEP 1.2 – Glossary). In the first week we will delve into the beginning of the …

End of Week 1

This week you have been introduced to the work of Jaspers and Heidegger. Of course, there is a lot more to learn about them and about other philosophers. Besides reading …