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Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She began her career as part of a research team working with surgical robots in Canada at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advance Robotics). She is Assistant Professor in Ethics and Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a 2018 L'Oreal Unesco 'For Women in Science' laureate. Aimee also serves as a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI and is a founding board member of the Netherlands AI Alliance. Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by VIVA and was named one of the 25 ‘women in robotics you need to know about’. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation and has been awarded an NWO personal research grant to study how we can responsibly design service robots. She has been interviewed by BBC, Quartz, Financial Times, and other International news media on the topic of ethics and robots, and is often invited to speak at International conferences and summits.
I moderated the panel "Bots for Socialization and Care Delivery: Exploring the Limits of Bot-Human Interaction" with Casey Bennett of CVS Health, Cory Kidd of Catalia Health, Phil Marshall of Conversa, and Ned Semonite of Ohmni Labs. I also served on the panel "The...
Today at the World AI Summit in Amsterdam I launched (together with Catelijne Muller and Virginia Dignum) the Netherlands AI Alliance. From the website: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to have significant advantages for society. As with every disruptive...
Today I gave a keynote lecture on ethics inspired robotics and artificial intelligence for the Women in STEAM event in Leiden.
Aimee was a panelist on the panel "Ethically Handling Data - What is Your Responsibility and What Should be the Next Step?" for the RE*Work Deep Learning Summit in London.
Aimee was a panelist for a panel on "Regulating the robots: The Ghost in the Smart Machine" for the Economist Innovation Summit in London with UK MP Jo Swinson, Morag Watson, and Allan Dafoe. The panel was moderated by the US Technology Editor for the Economist...
Today I gave a keynote on sex robot ethics at Kunsthal Aarhus for the seminar “Come Closer? Aesthetics and Ethics of Machine Intimacy”, which related to the exhibit End-User by artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen. The event page is here.
I was interviewed by Seth Adler at the Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Network recently. The article and (partial) transcript can be found here. This will be a part of an upcoming podcast.
On February 15th I was a keynote speaker at an ABN Amro event called Big Data, Big Business. I also gave an interview and the video can be found here: https://www.abnamro.nl/nl/grootzakelijk/campagnes/big_data_big_business.html
"For van Wynsberghe, thinking about what sort of future we want is essential..." Read the article here.
“What Fairtrade did for coffee, we aim to do for robotics," said Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotic... Read more here.
Check out the video. The 7 Ditches article is here. https://youtu.be/8RQ6hm1mi0c
In June of 2017 I was interviewed for a VPro (Dutch public broadcasting network) documentary on robotics called Robo Sapiens: Work. You can see the interview here (the video won't be available until the evening of Nov...
Read the article here: http://robohub.org/25-women-in-robotics-you-need-to-know-about-2017/