Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
TBM in the media
Aimee van Wynsberghe op BBC News over Robotics
Virtual waiters and waitresses, self-service checkouts and robot orchestra conductors: love it or hate it, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are here to stay. But will these technological advances - be it in the office or the factory - affect the working life of men and women equally?
Hans de Bruijn in Trouw: De 'gewone Nederlander' is vooral een retorisch trucje
Hij herhaalde het gisteren drie, vier keer: de ‘gewone, normale Nederlander’, zei premier Rutte, gaat er nu echt op vooruit. Ook volgens CDA-leider Buma draait het in het nieuwe regeerakkoord om de zorgen van ‘de gewone Nederlander’. Retoriek die werkt, zegt de een deskundige. Maar die gewone Nederlander wordt nog steeds niet voor vol aangezien, zegt een tweede erover.
Bert van Wee in diverse media over CO2 uitstoot van youngtimers
Het autobedrijf Saab Partners in Meppel profiteert van een maas in de fiscale regels voor leaserijders. Het monteert nieuwe motoren, versnellingsbakken en moderne opties in oude auto’s: youngtimers. Volgens hoogleraar vervoersbeleid Bert van Wee van de TU Delft is het rijden van een youngtimer qua CO2-uitstoot niet per se ongunstiger.
Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future
This research initiative aims at strengthening complexity science for a better understanding of socio-technical-environmental systems and to prepare for the challenges of today’s globalized and hyper-connected world. The program is committed to the idea that we need to respond to the novel, data-driven construction of the social world with an operational framework that enables sustainable new modes of social, moral, legal and political thinking.
Random Regret Minimization Model
The choices people make are partly determined by their attempt to prevent regret at a later stage. This idea inspired the ESS department (section TLO) to develop its ‘random regret minimization’ (RRM) model: an econometric model that analyses and predicts the choices people make.
Is cyber-insurance the answer in fighting cyber-attacks? Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya can greatly disrupt organisations and costs society billions of dollars. New cybersecurity risks emerge every day in our digitalised world. However, cybersecurity is often not up-to-date in organisations.
Adaptive Delta Management
A majority of the world’s population live in deltas that are rapidly changing due to climate change and socioeconomic development. This fuels the need for an integrated approach for the long-term development of coastal areas that explicitly takes into account all the uncertainty in the development of these dynamic areas. Adaptive Delta Management is such an approach, and the MAS department is a leading contributor to its development.
Spreading the Responsible Innovation Approach
In the last few years, responsible innovation – or as the EU calls it, responsible research and innovation (RRI) – has been developed as an approach to deal early on with ethical and social issues brought about by new technologies. RRI has been defined as ‘on-going process of aligning research and innovation to the values, needs and expectations of society’ (Rome Declaration).
Governance of Cyber Security
Instead of regarding cyber security as primarily a technical challenge, we look at the problem from a socio-technical perspective – combining large-scale, technical measurement data from computer science with institutional data on thousands of actors – so as to identify the incentives of these actors and design policies that can affect real change.
Communication as a bridge between the threat of terrorism and the perception of risk
We are shaken almost weekly by reports of the threat of terrorism. But just how real is this threat, and how is it experienced by the general public? It is not unlikely that there is a gap between the threat of terrorism and people's perception of the risk.