STT Early Birds #1: Autonomous systems – Killer systems?

STT Early Birds
3 maart 2018

Autonomous weapon systems a risk?

Killer robots and autonomous weapon systems that take over: are they mere frightening images that we are being served by the media? Or is the threat real? What are the most recent development in autonomous systems? What questions should we ask to prepare ourselves for a society where autonomous systems perform more and more actions?

Early warning signal

The current discussions of  autonomous weapon systems and killer robots are early warning signals for the discussions other sectors. For example the transport sector, the healthcare sector and any sectors in which systems are becoming more autonomous. We are very happy to announce that Dr. Filippo Santoni de Sio van TUDelft will be the speaker at our STT Early Birds session to discuss these and other future-oriented questions concerning the rise of autonomous systems and their impact on society.


Dr. Filippo Santoni de Sio is Assistant professor in Ethics of Technology at the Section Ethics/Philosophy of Technology of the TU Delft and a member of the Delft Robotics Institute.  His expertise lies in the theory of moral and legal responsibility, and in robot ethics. His work focuses on the ways in which legal issues and new technologies may change, complicate, or clarify the concepts of capacity, control, accountability and blame.

Click here for more information on Dr. Filippo de Santoni de Sio.



Date:                  Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Language:         English
Location:           STT (KIVI-Building), Prinsessegracht 23, Den Haag
Time:                 8-9 AM (walk in 7.45 AM). Coffee and sandwiches included
Sign up (free): (name and organization)

There are a limited number of places available for this meeting. Please sign up in advance. STT might give priority to its members when interest exceeds places.

Click here for more information on the STT Early Bird sessions (in Dutch).


Photo: T-Hawk remotely piloted air system in Afghanistan. © U.S Army