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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.
Aimee will be giving a keynote address for the WISE conference in London, UK.
Aimee will be a speaker at the Future of Business Technology event in Leiden, NL.
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.
Today I had the pleasure of speaking to the incoming students for the opening of the academic year at TU Delft. The video of the event can be found here. My portion of the talk starts at the 43 minute mark. My walk-on intro video is below. [video width="1920"...
Today I gave a keynote lecture on the ethics of artificial intelligence for ITWeb's AI Summit. Matthew Burbidge interviewed me while I was there - click here for the article. Thanks a lot to the organizers for a fantastic event - and for taking such great care of me!
Today I spoke at the European Economic and Social Committee AI European Stakeholder Summit.
The Instutute for Accounatibility and Internet Democracy (I am on the board) hosted a summit on "Shaping the Internet of Values" at the Peace Palace in the Hague. The summit took place in partnership with UNESCO and ITU. I was honored to take part in a panel...
I am an invited speaker for the European Economic and Social Committee's European Stakeholder Summit on AI in Brussels. Happy to take part in this important event with such distinguished speakers.
Read the article here: http://robohub.org/25-women-in-robotics-you-need-to-know-about-2017/
"You get them [girls] interested in the power of technology. It's inspiring," says Aimee van Wynsberghe, the co-founder of Responsible Robotics, which specialises in ethics in new technologies such as robotics and automation. Read the Full Article
I was recently interviewed for Quartz magazine. Check out the article here.
Aired today (July 20th) at 13:00 GMT on CTV News Canada. The accompanying article on the CTV News website is here. The video can only be seen in Canada; however, I am trying to get another link. UPDATE: Video now included. https://youtu.be/ehlJPG_1tmY
Check out the audio of an interview I did with the BBC news below. Accompanying article here.
Today an FRR consultation report (of which I was co-author) was released. It is entitled Our Sexual Future with Robots. You can find the report here. Myself and co-director Noel Sharkey held a press conference at the Science Media Centre in London. See articles about...
I was featured in this weeks VIVA magazine. I am in the print edition as well as on their website (link, translation). Last year I was selected by VIVA as one of the 400 most influential women in the Netherlands under 40. See my post about it here. In the interview...
In "Het Financieele Dagblad" (The Financial Newspaper) I am featured in an article on robotics. It is in dutch. You can find it here.
"Aimee van Wynsberghe brings a little humanity to cold, cold code." An article was written about me for the University of Western Ontario alumni magazine. Read it here: http://www.alumni.westernu.ca/alumni-gazette/spring-2016/the-advent-of-ethical.html