Marc Steen

Marc Steen works as a senior research scientist at TNO, a research and innovation organization in The Netherlands. He earned MSc, PDEng and PhD degrees in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He worked at Philips and KPN before joining TNO. He is an expert in Human-Centred Design, Open Innovation, Science and Technology Studies, Responsible Innovation, and Ethics of Technology/Engineering.

Marc's mission is to support organizations to use technologies in ways that help to create a just society and promote people's flourishing. He asks uneasy questions about technologies, especially about the ethics involved in the design and deployment of big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence. He published several op-eds in Dutch daily newspapers (translated into English): Algorithms also make mistakes, Find the plugs of your robots and Use artificial intelligence to achieve societal goals.

He writes on several blogs:

Dear Engineer, everything you need to know about ethics but ar too busy to ask, to support fellow engineers in the cultivation of techno-moral virtues;
Dear Engineer, everything you always wanted to know about ethics but were too busy to ask

Responsible Data Innovation: Taking into account ethical and societal concerns in big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence, e.g., to share results from the VWData research programme;
Responsible Data Innovation

Innovation for Wellbeing: Making innovation projects contribute to creating a just society and promoting people's flourishing, e.g., to share results from the JERRI project and provide practical tools;
Innovation for Wellbeing

On Medium. You can also find him on: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, ResearchGate and Academia.

Medium       Twitter       LinkedIn       Google Scholar       ResearchGate       Academia

He is a coordinator of the Special Interest Group 'Responsible Innovation' of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and of the Thematic Group 'Technology, Innovation & Design' of the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA), and he participates in the IEEE P7010 Working Group--Wellbeing Metrics for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is regularly asked to peer-review academic papers, e.g., for Science and Engineering Ethics, Techne, International Journal of Design, CoDesign, Sustainability and R&D Management.

ISPIM       HDCA       IEEE

For contact: info-at-marcsteen.nl. A high-res photo of Marc Steen.

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