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Lunch debate on "Robots: ethical or unethical?"

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To highlight the relevance of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and to present its recent report on the ethics of robotics, the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO will organize a lunch debate on "Robots: ethical or unethical?" during the 39th General Conference, on Friday 10 November 2017, in Room X from 13:00 to 14:15.

Hashtags: #RobotEthics #UnescoCOMEST

The session will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Lionel Veer and Ms Nada Al-Nashif, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, and will be moderated by Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, COMEST member and philosopher.

The issues addressed will be the following:

· What change caused by robots can we expect? Presented by Prof. Vanessa Evers, University of Twente

· Which are the ethical dilemmas? Presented by Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna

· How can we ensure that innovation is ethical? Presented by Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, University of Twente (COMEST member)

The presentations will be followed by an interactive debate with the audience and by a reflection on the role of UNESCO and the COMEST on these issues.

Follow the debate on Twitter: #robotethics

Lunch bags will be provided.


Details

Type of Event Special Event
Start 10.11.2017 13:00 local time
End 10.11.2017 14:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO
Contact Stein van Oosteren, Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO, stein-van.oosteren@minbuza.nl
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Programme
Link 2 World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)
Link 3 Report of COMEST on Robotics Ethics (2017)
Link 4

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