19 episodes

Interviews with, and by, scholars affiliated with the research consortium Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT, 2020-2029). The ESDiT podcast showcases ongoing research of various junior and senior scholars active in contemporary technology ethics.

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Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies ESDiT

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Interviews with, and by, scholars affiliated with the research consortium Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT, 2020-2029). The ESDiT podcast showcases ongoing research of various junior and senior scholars active in contemporary technology ethics.

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    Adam Henschke on "When Enhancements need Therapy"

    Adam Henschke on "When Enhancements need Therapy"

    Recent enhancements such as brain stimulation technologies pose new possibilities to enhance soldiers. But what happens when these “enhanced” soldiers need therapy? 

    Our guest for this episode is Dr. Adam Henschke from the University of Twente. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Henschke’s article “When Enhancements need Therapy: Disenhancements, Iatrogenesis, and the Responsibility of Military Institutions”. The article can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40592-022-00169-1

    We also refer to the article “Can a Soldier Say No to an Enhancing Intervention?” co-written by Adam and Sahar Latheef. This article can be found at https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies5030013

    We hope that you enjoy the episode!

    • 41 min
    Elena Ziliotti on “Confucianism and Social Media Technologies”

    Elena Ziliotti on “Confucianism and Social Media Technologies”

    Elena Ziliotti is an Assistant Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). In this episode, Elena shares some insights into how Confucianism can shape our thinking about Social Media Technologies. We also discuss the article “Living Well Together Online: Digital Wellbeing from a Confucian Perspective” which she co-wrote with Matthew Dennis.

    • 36 min
    Philip Brey on "The Ethics of the Metaverse"

    Philip Brey on "The Ethics of the Metaverse"

    Philip Brey is a professor of Philosophy of Technology at the University of Twente and the current programme leader of the ESDiT consortium. His research includes a wide variety of topics, including the ethical assessment of emerging technologies, the ethics of AI and robotics, innovative approaches to research ethics, and the ethics of the (future) internet. He is the former president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). He has coordinated European Union funded projects like SATORI and SIENNA, led NWO projects and was the former scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics of Technology. Professor Brey is also the most recent recipient of the prestigious Weizenbaum Award for his significant contribution to the field of information and computer ethics, to be awarded at the upcoming International Conference on Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2023). 

    In this episode, Kristy Claassen interviews him about the “ethics of the Metaverse”. This episode also includes a discussion about the ESDiT consortium, how it came to be and the aims of the programme. 

    • 52 min
    Guido Löhr on "Do socially disruptive technologies really change our concepts or just our conceptions?"

    Guido Löhr on "Do socially disruptive technologies really change our concepts or just our conceptions?"

    Guido Löhr is a postdoctoral researcher at Technical University Eindhoven. Their research focuses on the notions like meaning, concept, and commitment and their roles in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and linguistics. The past two years they have also been working on philosophy of technology and AI. 

    In this episode, Bouke van Balen speaks with Guido about conceptual disruption. The backbone of their discussion is a recent paper from Guido titles "Do socially disruptive technologies really change our concepts or just our conceptions?" You can find it here 

    • 33 min
    Sven Nyholm on "A new control problem? Humanoid robots, artificial intelligence, and the value of control"

    Sven Nyholm on "A new control problem? Humanoid robots, artificial intelligence, and the value of control"

    Sven Nyholm is an associate professor at the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University. His main areas of research are applied ethics (especially the ethics of technology), ethical theory, and the history of ethics. Nyholm’s research covers a wide range of topics in ethics, including well-being and meaning in life, the philosophy of love and sex, agency and moral responsibility, the concept of the self, and the ethics of human-robot interaction. 

    In this episode, Bouke van Balen interviews Sven on the topic of robot-ethics. The backbone of their discussion is a paper Sven recently published: "A new control problem? Humanoid robots, artificial intelligence, and the value of control." You can find it here. 

    • 48 min
    Lucie White on "Were Lockdowns Justified?"

    Lucie White on "Were Lockdowns Justified?"

    Lucie White is an assistant professor at Utrecht University. Kristy Claassen interviews her on this episode: Were Lockdowns Justified?

    • 40 min

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