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
Pieter van Gelder benoemd tot lid raad van advies ANVS
Pieter van Gelder is per 17 april jl. voor een termijn van 4 jaar benoemd tot lid van de raad van advies van de ANVS (Autoriteit Nucleaire Veiligheid en Stralingsbescherming).
Aimee van Wynsberghe to headline ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018
Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics and technology at TU Delft and co-founder and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, will be presenting a keynote address at ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018.