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During our project (running from September 2018 to 31 August 2023) we will organize five international workshops and two larger conferences. More information will be added in due time.

‘Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change’ – Project Workshop

Start date: February 1, 2022
End date: February 3, 2022
Location: Delft, the Netherlands
Artificial Intelligence | Embedded Values | Project workshop | Value Change
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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 on three 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?

Conference Changing Values, Changing Technologies

Start date: October 12, 2021
End date: October 13, 2021
Location: Delft, the Netherlands
Project workshop | Value Change
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The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of moral values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changing moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. We envision the following more specific themes for the conference: 1) (Historical) case studies of value change and technology, 2) The interrelation between value change and technological chang3, 3) Value change and moral progress, 4) Origins of value change: individual and collective, 5) Implications of value change for value sensitive design, 6) Methods for studying and anticipating value change. More announcements will follow soon

Workshop ‘Explaining Value Change’

Start date: April 15, 2021
End date: May 6, 2021
Location: Online
Project workshop | Value Change | What Are Values?
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This workshop series aims to shed light on this under-investigated topic of value change. Despite its seemingly common enough occurrence, it is not clear what value change amounts to. The first step towards a clearer understanding of value change is to make headway on what exactly we need to explain when we want to explain value change. The workshop will bring together internationally leading scholars on philosophical value theory to explore the topic of value change.

Workshop ‘Energy Systems and Changing Values’

Start date: October 15, 2020
End date: October 17, 2020
Location: Delft University of Technology
Energy Systems | Project workshop
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These three days brought together a wide range of scholars on values in relation to energy systems. In total, 17 proposals prepared by 31 scholars were selected based on an abstract for a paper connected to the workshop’s overall theme: Changing Values and Energy Systems.

Workshop ‘Exploring Values Across Methods and Disciplines’

Start date: October 31, 2019
End date: November 1, 2019
Location: Delft University of Technology
Project workshop | What Are Values?
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The workshop covered a broad range of disciplines and methods that converge on the topic of empirically exploring values. There were 30 attendees and 11 speakers, who were present during the two days of the workshop. The speakers covered such disciplines as philosophy, industrial design, sociology, environmental studies, psychology, anthropology, policy studies and engineering.