Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
We interact with robots, smart devices, intelligent software, prosthetics and implants. We can benefit enormously from interacting with machines. But there are significant ethical challenges. Some of them relate to enhancing human abilities.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Impact on society
More and more people have interactions with robots, smart devices, intelligent software, prosthetics and implants. They are used in industry, the education system, health care, our homes, the entertainment industry and military applications. The potential benefits are abundant. However, there are considerable ethical and legal challenges.
In order for machines to perform in an intelligent and autonomous way, they need to collect data. What do we expect from intelligent software in terms of morality? Are we willing to give up privacy and personal liberty to interact with machines? Who is responsible when a robot causes an accident? These are some of the questions that the SIENNA project will answer.
Human Genetics & Genomics
Technologies to sequence or edit DNA can become powerful tools to diagnose and treat diseases, yet they also raise important ethical, legal and social issues.
Technology can enhance our physical, cognitive, emotional and moral abilities. Challenging the boundaries between health and illness, treatment and enhancement, normality and abnormality.
Ethical impact of technology
We use a model for ethical impact assessment that takes technological conceptualisation, socio-economic and ethical impact into account.