Philip Brey investigates the role of technology in society, and how we can develop and use technology in a way that takes into account ethical issues, including people’s rights and freedoms, justice, sustainability and well-being. This fall, he will start leading a large international project of 4 million euros that will study the ethical and human rights implications of human enhancement, artificial intelligence, robotics and human genomics.
Philip Brey is full Professor of Ethics of Technology at the University of Twente and scientific director of 4TU.Ethics, a research centre in ethics of technology from the University of Twente, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and Wageningen University with more than 60 researchers. He is also president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and former president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. For many technologies, he was one of the first to study their ethical implications, including social media, virtual reality, care robots, smart surveillance systems, intelligent environments, brain implants, and 3D printing.