AiTech Agora

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will organize our meetings virtually at least until September 2020.

The ancient Greek word Agora refers to a public open space used for assemblies and markets. It captures the informal nature of our weekly meetings, a place where exchange of knowledge, ideas, and an engaging conversation takes place.

If you wish to join our meetings, please subscribe to the AiTech Agora mailing list here, or just send an email with a subscription request to

Presentation slides from our past meetings are available here.

We record some of our online meetings, the past recordings are available here.

Next meeting

July 8, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Please email for a link to the virtual meeting room if you haven't received the invitation through our mailing list.

Topic and speaker: Understanding values – from the perspective of personal support technologyMyrthe Tielman

Abstract: Personal values are those things we find important in life, based on which we make and judge decisions. Their importance in our lives indicates that they are also important when we build technology to support us in those lives. Therefore, their use in designing products (including technology) has received quite some attention in research. But what if we want our technology to not just be designed with our values in mind, but also to understand these values? In this talk, I will discuss this idea and some initial work aimed at understanding how technology could represent, learn and use values to achieve this goal.