1st AiTech Symposium

How can humans stay in control over artificial intelligence and autonomous systems? How can we design and engineer systems that support societal values?
The rapid development of AI brings benefits, but also creates ethical and socio-economic challenges. Now is the time to define how we want intelligent technologies to advance human well-being, without compromising our moral and social values.
AiTech is a mission-oriented program that aims to position TU Delft as a university in which design and engineering of autonomous intelligent technology embrace human values, responsibility and meaningful human control.

On September 26, we introduced our activities to the wider community of researchers from TU Delft and beyond at the 1st AiTech Symposium. The symposium included presentations by our team and invited speakers, as well as interactive sessions where we engaged in open conversations on how to keep intelligent autonomous systems under meaningful human control.

Video recordings of all presentations are publicly available via collegerama.


09:30 – 10:00
 • Doors open, welcome coffee
10:00 – 12:15:
 • Opening Inald Lagendijk
 • Ethics & AI: a meaningful human control perspective Jeroen van den Hoven & Filippo Santoni de Sio
 • Designing for human rights in AI Evgeni Aizenberg
 • Uncertainty as a driving force to meaningful human controlLuciano Cavalcante Siebert
 • Interactive session
12:15 – 13:15:  Lunch
13:15 – 14:20:
 • Out of control: the design of AI in everyday lifeElisa Giaccardi
 • Keynote: The future of digitalization: trade-offs between AI and human-centered design Gerhard Fischer
 • Embodied manifestos of human-AI partnerships Maria Luce Lupetti
14:20 – 14:40:  Coffee break
14:40 – 17:00:
 • Engineering systems under meaningful human control David Abbink
 • Keynote: To use the human or to not use the human: situated autonomy of autonomous vehicles under safety critical circumstances Erwin Boer
 • Quantifying the user's trust in intelligent systems Niek Beckers
 • Predictability of human-AI interactions Arkady Zgonnikov
 • Interactive session
 • Moving forward Inald Lagendijk
17:00 – 18:00:  Drinks



For any questions regarding AiTech please contact aitech@tudelft.nl