Project Workshops & Conferences
During our project, we have organized six international workshops and two larger conferences. More information on each of these can be found below.
Second edition of the Changing Values, Changing Technologies conference from 19-21 April 2023 in Delft (Netherlands) as part of fPET 2023
In October 2020 we organised the first international conference on Changing Values, Changing Technologies. We are happy to announce the second edition, which will be an integral part of the 2023 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET 2023) and will be held at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands from 19-21 April […]
Workshop ‘ValueMonitor, a tool for empirical investigations of values and value change in text corpora’
ValueMonitor is an easy-to-use tool for empirical investigations of values and value change in text corpora (e.g., scientific articles, newspaper articles). Investigations performed with ValueMonitor can be used to discover neglected moral issues voiced by societal actors or to map the current state of scientific research on specific values and technologies. Although ValueMonitor relies on […]
Workshop ‘Corpus Analysis, conceptual change, and socially disruptive technologies’
New technologies like AI (deepfakes, large language models etc.) or bio technologies (e.g., CRISPR) are not only changing our way of life and social practices. They also have the potential of disrupting or even changing our concepts and values. How can we study such conceptual disruptions empirically? Do such disruptions give rise to conceptual change? […]
Workshop ‘Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change’
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’
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’
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’
Workshop ‘Exploring Values Across Methods and Disciplines’
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.