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Ethics for Robots

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 pm |
Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht (city) |

Artificial intelligence is fully present in our daily lives. Yet the general knowledge about it is limited. What is technology able to do, and more importantly, what not? What is the hype and what is real? The idea that robots and / or artificially intelligent systems will take part in our society is getting more and more acceptance in society. In part this is a hype, but there is certainly a core of truth in the expectation that such systems will become a permanent part of production and service provision. The rise of artificial intelligence and robots also has a profound impact on the way we look at ourselves. There will be robots that clean better, work and install more efficiently than we do. Creative robots, wise robots, loving robots. But what does that mean for us?

Artificial intelligence is a strongly emerging technology of which we can expect a very quick development. There are many advantages, but there are also disadvantages and perhaps even risks, especially from an ethical perspective. We will talk about these themes with with Marcel Heerink. Marcel Heerink is an Associate Lecturer Robotics at Hogeschool Windesheim. He specialized in the psychological, philosophical and ethical aspects of relationships between humans and robots and wrote a book about it: ‘As long as your robot loves you’.

Our lectures are free of charge and accessible to everyone! Afterwards there will be drinks at Café Hemingway.

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