Dinsdag 11 april 2017
10.00 - 12.00 uur

Ethical Engineering

Spreker: dr. Sven Nyholm & dr. Aimée Wynsberghe

Locatie: Atrium, Vertigo vloer 5

With great power comes great responsibility. Are you here to improve the world? Do you want to make a change? There's more to changing the world for the better than engineering knowledge. 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology offers you four lectures that help you think about this responsibility. Attend both tow presentations and get a USE point!


Autonomous cars | 10:00 - 10:45 hrs
dr. Sven Nyholm (TU/e, School of Innovation Sciences)


Self-driving cars hold out the promise of being safer than manually driven cars, however, collisions are sometimes unavoidable. So self-driving cars need to be programmed for how they should respond to scenarios where collisions are highly likely or unavoidable. The accident-scenarios self-driving cars might face have recently been likened to the key examples and dilemmas associated with the trolley problem. This presentations examines this tempting analogy.


Value Sensitive Design | 10:45 - 11:30 hrs
dr. Aimée Wynsberghe (TU Delft)


In engineering design often a choice between alternatives in the light of design requirements has to be made. These requirements may conflict with each other. This presentation introduces the approach "Value sensitive design" to explain how you can deal with these conflicts by integrating values (expressed by the design requirements) of ethical importance in a systematic way, so that public values will be accommodated in the design process.

Register by sending an e-mail to studium.generale@tue.nl.

The presentations will be part of a MOOC (Massice Open Online Course) developed by the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology aimed at ethics education for engineers. ethicsandtechnology.eu