Autonomous agency & technology

How can technologies enable rather than undermine an autonomous life and a flourishing society?

The proliferation of technologies poses fundamental challenges to human self-understanding and the organization of society. What does it mean, for instance, to attribute responsibility to forms of artificial intelligence like automated vehicles? Researchers working within this theme examine the ethical implications of technological disruptions, focusing on how such disruptions can simultaneously widen and close gaps in autonomous agency.

Theme coordinator: Jeroen Hopster.

Some key publications within this theme

Below is a list of some key publications by our researchers within this theme. Full publication lists can be found through individual researchers' staff pages

Work with external organisations within this theme

We regularly work with external organisations, for whom we develop training sessions, ethical advisory reports and the like. Examples within this theme will follow shortly.

Societal engagement within this theme

We regularly organise and take part in activities aimed at a broader audience. Examples will follow shortly.