Values, Technology and Innovation
The Department of Values, Technology & Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. The central research theme of the department is responsible innovation.
The value dimension is important for the further development, social acceptance and moral acceptability of technological innovations. Lack of public support for an innovation often means that it is not introduced into society, even though it might make a positive contribution to society in some way. At other occasions, the innovation is pushed through despite lack of public support, which sometimes means that public concerns are ignored. The responsible innovation approach provides for an alternative paradigm: the choice should not be between foregoing a potentially helpful innovation or pushing it through despite justified concerns. Rather, the responsible innovation approach pays attention to important values, in the design as well as in the implementation of technological innovations, and in the institutions that govern them.
News & in the media
Ahold Delhaize and TU Delft join forces in robotics
Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector.
ALLAI NETHERLANDS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
On Thursday October 10th, the first national Alliance on Artificial Intelligence in Europe (ALLAI) Netherlands was officially launched at the mainstage of the WorldSummit AI in Amsterdam. ALLAI NL is committed to achieving Responsible AI. The founders ALLAI Netherlands are all Dutch members of the High Level Expert Group on AI van de Europese Commissie, Catelijne Muller, Aimee van Wynsberghe en Virginia Dignum.
Van Hasselt Lecture: What do we owe to the future? | Philip Kitcher
In Delft, we like to approach big problems and think in terms of ambitious solutions. However, what if these solutions which will benefit future generations have adverse effects on those who struggle and suffer today?