Skip to main content
corona/ethics

corona/ethics

By 4TU.Ethics Podcasts
The Corona pandemic gave rise to global challenges which have been met with different measures. In this series, we ask philosophers of technology to help us reflect on how the pandemic challenges practices and institutions. Can ethical reflection provide better understanding of the responses to these new challenges?

The podcast is made possible by generous funding from 4TU Ethics

For more on ethics and Corona visit Delft Design for Values COVID-19 Working Group
www.delftdesignforvalues.nl/covid-19/

The podcast is produced by Steffen Steinert and Patrick Lödige at TU Delft.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

#1 Corona, our relation to the world, and contact tracing

corona/ethics

1x
#4 Corona and Machine Learning
In this episode, Emily Sullivan talks about the role of explainability concerning machine learning models. She also addresses how explainability relates to epistemic norms and the ethics of machine learning. Emily is an Assistant Professor at the Philosophy and Ethics Group at Eindhoven University of Technology. In her research Emily focuses on epistemology and machine learning. This episode is hosted by Mandi Astola, also from Eindhoven University. Mandi works on the ethics of co-creation for technological innovation. Issues covered in this episode: #Algorithm #Machine learning #Artificial intelligence #Triage #Informed consent #Explainability #Understanding #Ethical AI #Epistemic norms Relevant links and publications for this episode: #Faculty homepage Emily | https://bit.ly/3hHVINe #Faculty homepage Mandi | https://bit.ly/3fBjCr5 The views expressed in the episodes reflect the opinions of the individuals who voice them, and do not represent the opinion or institutional position of either TU Delft, 4TU Ethics, or DDfV.
53:42
May 21, 2021
#3 Corona and the Future
What will the future look like after Corona? How can we integrate public values into anticipatory scenarios? Can and should we nudge people to stick to Corona measures or get vaccinated? In this episode, Yashar Saghai talks about an interesting research project where people are asked to imagine the future after Corona. He also considers moral dilemmas connected to Corona, values and public deliberation about future crises, and governmental emergency preparedness. Philosophy’s role in times of crisis is also addressed. Yashar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente. In his research Yashar focuses on philosophical issues surrounding the anticipation of alternative futures. This episode is hosted by Bas de Boer from University of Twente. Bas' research focusses on philosophy of science, technology and health. Issues covered in this episode: #Corona and the future #Moral imagination #Moral dilemmas #Moral creativity #Anticipatory democracy #Nudges #Role of philosophy Relevant links and publication for this episode: # Letters to the future: https://bit.ly/2QVNupj # Faculty homepage Yashar: https://bit.ly/2R1aDH7 # Faculty homepage Bas: https://bit.ly/31IW50I The views expressed in the episodes reflect the opinions of the individuals who voice them, and do not represent the opinion or institutional position of either TU Delft, 4TU Ethics, or DDfV.
01:09:57
March 30, 2021
#2 Corona and science
How do scientists make sense of the Corona pandemic? What is the relation of science, the public, and policy? What can philosophy of science contribute to our understanding of what science can and cannot do? In this episode, Mieke Boon talks about scientific practice, the problem of uncertainty in science, and the importance of models for a scientific understanding of the Corona pandemic. She also addresses scientific literacy, interdisciplinary research, and vaccination. Mieke is a Full Professor at the Philosophy Department at University of Twente. Mieke’s research interests include philosophy of science and engineering sciences. This episode is hosted by Bas de Boer from University of Twente. Bas works on philosophy of science, technology and health. Issues covered in this episode: #Philosophy of science #Scientific methods #Scientific models #Trust in science #Interdisciplinary research #Science and the public Relevant links and publications for this episode: # The role of disciplinary perspectives in an epistemology of scientific models: https://bit.ly/2R1abZr , written by Mieke # Faculty homepage Mieke: https://bit.ly/31IVwUE # Faculty homepage Bas: https://bit.ly/3ulxb3N The views expressed in the episodes reflect the opinions of the individuals who voice them, and do not represent the opinion or institutional position of either TU Delft, 4TU Ethics, or DDfV.
01:08:19
January 19, 2021
#1 Corona, our relation to the world, and contact tracing
Do people lose familiarity with the world during the pandemic? What important issues of contact-tracing apps are we neglecting when we only concentrate on privacy? These are only some of the questions discussed in this episode. In our very first episode, Janna van Grunsven and Olya Kudina talk about social media, contact-tracing, mental health during the pandemic, and philosophical challenges of the Corona pandemic. Janna and Olya are Assistant Professors at the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section at Delft University of Technology. Janna has a particular interest in embodied, embedded, extended and enactive cognition. Olya is interested in how value change is mediated by technology. Both of their work focuses on the ethics of technology. The discussion is hosted by Lavinia Marin from TU Delft. Lavinia works on online critical thinking. Issues covered in this episode: # How the Corona pandemic changes the way we relate to the world # Privacy and tracking and tracing technology # Individual choice and responsibility # Public health, and social and individual values # Corporate interests and the Corona pandemic # Solidarity Relevant links and publications for this episode: # Perceptual breakdown during a global pandemic | by Janna | https://bit.ly/3o9Ogun # Three contextual dimensions of information on social media | by Lavinia | https://bit.ly/3ql05zB # Faculty homepage Olya | https://bit.ly/35UPAdQ # Faculty homepage Janna | https://bit.ly/2I0FcbO # Faculty homepage Lavinia | https://bit.ly/3fTKl1X The views expressed in the episodes reflect the opinions of the individuals who voice them, and do not represent the opinion or institutional position of either TU Delft, 4TU Ethics, or DDfV.
01:00:23
November 30, 2020