Philip Brey (PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1995) is professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Universities of Twente, Delft, Eindhoven and Wageningen, a research center comprising over 70 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 (SPT). He is on the editorial board of eleven leading journals and book series in his field, including Ethics and Information Technology, Nanoethics, Philosophy and Technology, Techné, Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology and Theoria. He has led a NWO Vici project for outstanding researchers (2006-2012, budget € 1.25 million) on new media and the quality of life, which has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and a European Union FP7 project, SATORI (2014-2017, budget € 3.7 million), involving 17 international partners, which aimed to develop international standards and best practices for the ethical assessment of research and innovation. He currently leads a European Union Horizon 2020 project, SIENNA (2017-2021, budget € 4.0 million), involving 13 international partners, on the ethical and human rights aspects of emerging technologies, including human genomics, human enhancement, robotics and artificial intelligence.
In his research, Philip Brey investigates ethical aspects of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on information technology, robotics, biomedical technology and environmental technologies. He has developed major new approaches in ethics of information technology, including the anticipatory technology ethics (ATE) approach for assessing ethical implications of new and emerging technologies, the disclosive computer ethics approach for studying values in design, and new approaches for studying the implications of technology for well-being. He has been the first, or amongst the first, to do thorough academic studies of the ethical implications of emerging technologies like the World Wide Web, virtual reality technology, ambient intelligence, facial recognition systems, and 3D printing. Particular research interests of his include the ethical assessment of emerging technology, ethical aspects of design, innovative approaches to research ethics, the relation between technology, culture and globalization, the relation between technology and well-being.
All publications, incl. downloadable preprints, can be found on Prof. Brey's 4TU.Ethics website: http://ethicsandtechnology.eu/member/brey_philip/
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Vici project: New Media and the Quality of Life