Filippo Santoni de Sio

Filippo Santoni de Sio is Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at the Department Values, Technology and Innovation of Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands); he is a member of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Delft Robotics Institute and the industry network Robovalley. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Torino (Italy) in 2008, where he worked as a Postdoc researcher until 2011; From 2012-2014 he has been a member of the project “Enhancing Responsibility: the effects if cognitive enhancement on moral and legal responsibility” based at TU Delft and the University of Oxford.

His research is focused on the questions as to how emerging technologies – especially robotics - can affect our concepts and practices of moral and legal responsibility, and how a philosophical understanding of the concepts and practices of responsibility can in turn help understand and inform the design and development of emerging technologies. In addition to his academic activity he has been engaged in policy and advisory activities at the international level. He is currently preparing a “An Evaluation System for the Ethical Use of Autonomous Robotic Systems in Security Application” for the Swiss Ministry of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports.

He is co-director for the interdisciplinary research project “Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems” funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

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