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Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change (Workshop)

1 February 2022 - 3 February 2022

Advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics stand to change many aspects of our lives, including our values. If trends continue as expected, many industries will undergo automation in the near future, calling into question whether we can still value the sense of identity and security our occupations once (ideally) provided us. Likewise, the advent of social robots appears to be shifting the meaning of numerous, long-standing values associated with interpersonal relationships, like care, friendship and privacy. Furthermore, powerful actors’ and institutions’ increasing reliance on AI to make decisions that affect how people live their lives, has given rise to the development of new values such as algorithmic transparency, meaningful human control and explainability.

During the Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change workshop, we will explore how the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and robots leads to value change and how we can study value change, as a phenomenon, via these technologies. The workshop will center around the following three, major themes:

  1. How do AI and /or robotics contribute to value change?
  2. How can we study value change via AI and / or robotics?
  3. How should AI and / or robotics deal with value change?

Keynote Speakers

  • Arianna Betti (Professor (Chair) of Philosophy of Language, the University of Amsterdam)
  • John Danaher (Author of Automation and Utopia and Senior Lecturer of Law, Galway University)
  • Bertram F. Malle (Professor, the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University)

Check delftdesignforvalues.nl for more information on this event.


1 February 2022
3 February 2022
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TU Delft
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