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Building world's most trusted robot

Tilburg University

New technologies can be either blessings or devils in device. In the traditional view on the social sciences and humanities in relation to technology, these disciplines are believed to have a limited, secondary role with a large emphasis on issues like facilitating the acceptance and user-friendliness of technology or merely legal issues like privacy protection.

Seen from a more contemporary viewpoint, the social sciences and humanities take a more fundamental and primary position, seeing technology development as a means to an end rather than as an end in itself. The key issue is about values: how can we align autonomous and self-learning technology with values, our human values. We explore the key steps and requirements to build trusted and trustworthy applications of autonomous and intelligent technology that align with human values.

In the course, we combine high-level academic knowledge on AI and values with hands-on development of building blocks for trustworthy AI. Students will be able to apply the knowledge they have gained in the lectures immediately in the design-sessions in the afternoon. Combined with visits to companies and institutions the course will address the issue of Values and AI from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

During this week course you will get:

An intensive one week program of interdisciplinary and interactive lectures

Interdisciplinary lecturers who teach from both an academic and practical perspective (e.g. research and field expertise);

Joint watching and discussing of relevant documentaries/movies.

Company and/or Robot lab visit.

Design thinking sessions to develop building blocks for trustworthy AI

Location Tilburg, Netherlands
6 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Levels Bachelor / Undergraduate
Master / Graduate
Credits None
Program fee 500 EUR
Accommodation fee 200 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
- 10% early bird discount before the 31st of March, 2020*
- 10% discount for partner universities*

Housing fee is not included*
Discount can not be combined*
Application deadline 31 May 2020
Entry requirements:
For this course, please include the following documents with your application:
Motivation letter describing why you would like to participate in the course.
Admission to this course will be based on your motivation letter.
Contact information: