Public Hearing hosted by the Green Working Group Robotics

When? 8 September 2016, 09:30-13:00 (Live Stream)

Where? European Parliament, Brussels, room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1G3

Technology has fundamentally altered our lives and will continue to do so. Ethical considerations must remain guiding posts at all times. Undoubtedly, how we approach the regulation of emerging technologies will have wide implications for our definition of human dignity and the equality of individuals.
The Green Working Group Robotics – Jan Philipp Albrecht, Max Andersson, Julia Reda, Michel Reimon and Terry Reintke – would like to invite you to a public hearing on “Merging of man and machine: questions of ethics in dealing with emerging technology”. With this and further discussions we would like to develop a position on how society should respond to questions like How will our lives and our society change with the increasing fusion with modern technology? What role have politics and law in this context? Is there a need for regulation and if so, how? How can human rights be addressed?

After short presentations by the speakers we have planned plenty of time for questions and answers. Please join us for the discussion!

Moderator: Jennifer Baker, @BrusselsGeek

Draft Agenda

  • 9h30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 9h45 – 10h45 Man & Machine: Examples of how we’re going to merge with technology
    Enno Park, Chairman of Cyborgs e.V.
    Dana Lewis, Built an artificial pancreas (#DIYPS). Founder, #OpenAPS Thinker, doer, teacher of health & digital things
  • 10h45 – 11h45 Ethics & Society: Examples of how our lives, values and society will change
    Yvonne Hofstetter, Author & director of Teramark Technologies GmbH
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Bendel, Author “Die Moral in der Maschine: Beiträge zu Roboter- und Maschinenethik”
    Constanze Kurz, Author & Spokesperson Chaos Computer Club e.V. (CCC)
  • 11h45 – 12h00 Coffee break
  • 12h00 – 13h00 Politics & Law: Examples of how we do/can debate and regulate this field
    Juho Heikkilä, Head of Unit, Robotics, DG Connect, European Commission
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf, Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law, University of Würzburg

See the bios of the speakers.

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