Past Meetup

What is the Internet of Things? Met Katleen Gabriels

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In IoT-I ( we identified a gap between the policy recommendations, Privacy Impact Assessment Frameworks and academic research on the one hand and the start-up reality of IoT on the ground.

This evening we will discuss how we can bridge the gap between ethical and social concepts and startup reality.

Can privacy be a Unique Selling Point?
Can authenticity and honesty in Big Data (show your client that he does not need to be an update as he is underusing capacity..) be a USP?

We will start from Questions for IoT:

Katleen Gabriels holds master's degrees in Germanic Philology (KULeuven, 2005) and Moral Sciences (Ghent University, 2009) and a doctoral degree in Philosophy and Moral Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2014). Her doctoral dissertation, Who's afraid of virtuality? On the moral status of social virtual worlds: The case of Second Life, focused on everyday virtual moral life by conjoining a strong grounding in moral philosophy with an empirical study on moral practices in social virtual worlds. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on the FWO-project Technical vs. moral proximity: The ‘hidden morality’ of ‘continuous connectivity,’ in which she focuses on the ethical aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) and on the virtualization of moral relations.

On the whole, Katleen's research focuses on the ethical aspects of new technologies and on how virtualization problematizes intersubjective relationships

“Google koopt slimme thermostaten en wat dacht je van een QR-code op je grafzerk of word je koelkast straks gehackt? ‘The internet of things’ komt eraan, al je huishoudapparaten verbonden met elkaar en met het internet. Maar wat zijn de ethische gevolgen van deze nieuwe technologie en hoe moeten we hiermee omgaan? Moraalfilosofe Katleen Gabriels over de kansen en valkuilen van deze nieuwe evolutie.”

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