keynotes & invited talks


Invited talk on AI & democracy at Royal Institute of Philosophy (Oxford). 21 March 2023.

Invited talk for Data Ethics module at Oxford. 16 March 2023.

Invited talk, “Is AI bad for democracy? Analyzing AI’s impact on epistemic agency” for St. Cross Special Ethics Seminar at Oxford. 9 March 2023.

Invited talk, “AI for Climate: Ethical and political issues” held digitally for AI-ELSI event at Universtiy of Kyoto. 9 March 2023.

Invited talk, “Is AI Bad for Democracy” at Universidad de La Laguna, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain. 9 February 2023.

Invited talk, “Democracy in danger? On the political epistemology of AI” at Philosophy Faculty of University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic. 26 January 2023.

Keynote talk, “Freedom in the Anthropocene: Bringing Political Philosophy to Global Environmental Problems,” Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences. 16 January 2023.


Invited talk, “AI And Ethics” at ASAI Symposium in Linsberg, Austria. 25 November 2022.

Invited talk, “Does AI threaten democracy? AI and the revision of political beliefs,” at the University of Granada. 29 September 2022.

Invited participant for session “How Does AI Affect Rights, Meanings, Vocabulary and Relationships?” Global AI Summit in Riyadh. 13 September 2022.

Invited talk, “AI and the revision of political beliefs,” delivered digitally for audience at University of Buenos Aires. 6 September 2022.

Keynote talk, “Is it wrong to abuse an avatar in the metaverse? On the moral status of avatars and robots” delivered digitally at RO-MAN 2022. 2 September 2022.

Invited talk, “Responsible citizenship, AI, and epistemic agency” at Responsibility and Autonomy in Artificial Intelligence Conference at University of Oxford. 27 June 2022.

Guest lecture for master’s course “AI Ethics & Society” at University of Cambridge. 22 June 2022.

Invited talk, “How AI Threatens Epistemic Agency in a Democracy, and What Policy Can Do About It,” at Regulating AI in Democracy at Sciences Po in Paris. 7 June 2022.

Talk, “Democracy, epistemic agency, and AI” at Responsibility & AI at University of Vienna. 12 May 2022.

Invited talk, “Democratic Citizenship, Epistemic Agency, and Artificial Intelligence” delivered digitally for the Yale Technology and Ethics Working Group. 27 April 2022.

Invited talk, “Democracy, Epistemic Agency, and Artificial Intelligence” delivered digitally for the Séances at Sciences Po. 26 April 2022.

Invited talk, “Regional guidelines on AI and Ethics” delivered digitally for a webinar organized by United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. 20 April 2022.

Invited talk, “Towards a Political Philosophy of AI” a Antonio Picariello Lecture at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II. 11 April 2022.

Invited keynote, “The Moral Standing of Social Robots and the Performance of Virtue” for Joint Symposium on Social Robotics 2022 in Dubai. 29 March 2022.

Invited talk, “The Ubuntu Robot: How to Do Intercultural Robotics” delivered digitally for PERSEO Winter School. 24 March 2022.

Invited talk on my book, The Political Philosophy of AI, delivered digitally for AI4Belgium’s #EUAIWEEK 2022. 18 March 2022.

Invited talk, “Democracy, Epistemic Agency, and AI” organized by Open Society University Network at Central European University in Vienna. 10 March 2022.

Invited talk, “Responsibility and AI” for Ethische KI Programm in Vienna. 3 March 2022.


Invited talk, “Rebalance Talks with Mark Coeckelbergh” conducted digitally for REBALANCE project. 16 December 2021.

Invited talk, “AI, Climate and Global Political Challenges” delivered digitally for KAIST AI Symposium in Seoul, Korea. 10 December 2021.

Invited talk, “The New Ethical Digital Normal” hosted by MIT Club in Brussels. 2 December 2021.

Invited talk, “AI Ethcs: Responsibility in Digital Times” delivered digitally as part of ITeG lecture series “Digital Society – a Design Challenge” at University of Kassel. 24 November 2021.

Invited talk on selections of my book Green Leviathan at Thrd International Conference on the Right to Rebellion, delivered digitally. 10 November 2021.

Invited presentation at the Forum for Artificial Intelligence, organized by Madrid Fine Arts Circle and the Autonomous University of Madrid, in Madrid. 16 September 2021.

Invited talk and panel participation, “Remarks on Transhumanism,” digitally as part of Leonardo LASER Talks at IMAL in Brussels. 7 September 2021.

Invited talk and panel participation, “Ethics of AI in Architecture,” digitally at Digital Futures and Venice Biennale’s Virtual Italian Pavilion. 28 August 2021.

Invited talk, “Ethics of AI and Education,” delivered at symposium organzied by Educators Without Borders. 18 August 2021, Geneva, Switzerland.

Invited talk, “Vulnerability – Technology – Power: Existential and political questions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and technology,” delivered for “Care and Pandemics” lecture series at University of Coimbra. 21 June 2021.

Invited speaker, “Fireside Chat with Aimee van Wynsberghe,” digitally at the Sustainable AI conference at University of Bonn. 16 June 2021.

Invited keynote, “The Political Philosophy of AI: An Introduction,” delivered digitally at the Politics of Artificial Intelligence Workshop at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 16 June 2021.

Invited keynote, “Is it acceptable to kick a robot dog? A relational approach to moral standing,” delivered digitally at the Rabbits and Robots Workshop at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law. 2 June 2021.

Invited talk and panel participation, “The Ethical Algorithm” delivered digitally at Louisiana State University. 26 May 2021.

Invited talk, “The Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” [video of talk, passcode: 0vB9N!%#] delivered digitally at panel of colloquIA, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. 20 May 2021.

Panel participation, “AI and Ethical Design: The Greatest Challenges for Sustainable Development” hosted by Re:Humanism. 19 May 2021.

Panel participation, “EU AI Rules” for Women Leading in AI. April 28, 2021.

Invited talk, “AI for Climate: Political Challenges” delivered digitally for Manhattan College. April 28, 2021.

Panel participation, “Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future” discussion of Bernd Stahl’s new book. April 28, 2021.

Invited talk, “Responsibility for AI,” delivered digitally for California State University – East Bay. April 27, 2021.

Panel participation, “How to keep technology aligned with humanity?,” and& Festival 2021. April 22, 2021, Leuven, Belgium.

Invited talk, “Ethics of AI: Narratives and Responsibility,” delivered digitally for University of San Diego’s AI and the Humanities Lecture Series. 12 April 2021.

Panel participation, “AI in and vs global challenges” digitally at EURA Conference 2021, Regulating UncertAInty. April 9, 2021.

Interview by Patrizia Laeri for Shift 2021 . March 4, 2021, online.

Invited talk, “Automation and Relational Responsibility,” delivered digitally for Central European University. February 9, 2021.


Invited talk, “AI for Museums: Ethical Issues” delivered digitally at World Museum Forum. November 24, 2020, Seoul, South Korea.

Panel member, “Artificial Intelligence” (digital) at National Festival of Tolerance organized by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. November 12, 2020, United Arab Emirates.

Invited talk, “Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Responsibility” delivered digitally for Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro’s Aula Inaugural 2020. September 11, 2020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Panel member, “AI x Ecology” at Ars Electronica’s AI x Art & Society. September 9, 2020, Digital.

Invited talk “Deepfakes and the Danger of Totalitarianism” delivered digitally at Grounded Festival 2020. August 22, 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Invited talk “Some Challenges for Global Governance of AI” at Global Perspectives on Responsible AI Conference, organized by Responsible AI Group at University of Freiburg. June 25, 2020, Digital.


Invited talk “AI and Climate Change in the light of the problem of the Anthropocene” for colloquium at Ewha Womans University. December 19, 2019, Seoul, Korea.

Invited talk “AI: From science fiction to practical ethics and policy” at “AI, Law and Humans” symposium hosted by Judicial Policy Research Institute and Chung-Ang University. December 18, 2019, Seoul, Korea.

Invited talk “Ethics of AI: Responsibility and Policy” at “Beyond Humanism: Artificial Intelligence, Information, and Posthumanism” conference hosted by Korea Institute for Advanced Study. December 17, 2019, Seoul, Korea.

Led masterclass based on my book, Moved by Machines, at University of Sydney. December 3, 2019, Sydney, Australia.

Invited talk “Why should engineers care about robotic ethics?” at Australian Center for Field Robotics. November 29, 2019, Sydney, Australia.

Invited talk “Wild AI and tame humans: Ethical and policy challenges for the future of artificial intelligence and robotics” for University of Sydney’s Sydney Ideas lecture series. November 27, 2019, Sydney Australia.

Keynote talk “Ethics of robotics and artificial intelligence with particular focus in the work developed by the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission” at Robotiuris 2019. November 21, 2019, Madrid, Spain.

Keynote talk “Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Ethics and Policy” at ITIS 2019. November 8, 2019, Dolenjske toplice, Slovenia.

Panel participation “Transformation of Ethics” at Beijing Forum 2019. November 3, 2019, Beijing, China.

Keynote talk “Using metaphors from music to think about technology” for “Technology and Temporality” Workshop I organized at University of Vienna. October 25, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Invited talk “Ethics and Artificial Intelligence” for University of Hamburg’s public lecture series, “Taming the Machines“. October 17, 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

Invited talk “Ethical Guidlines of AI HLEG and Trust” at JOANNEUM Robotics workshop. October 2, 2019, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Invited panel participation at ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks Seminar. September 19, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Keynote talk “AI Ethics: General Challenges and the High Level Expert Group Guidelines” at SOLAIR 2019. September 12, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic.

Invited talk “Dancing with Robots: Performance and thinking about technology” at Actor & Avatar Conference. August 30, 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.

Invited talk “AI Ethics: Responsibility Problems and Challenges for AI Policy” at FRIAS Lunch Lectures. July 4, 2019, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Keynote talk “AI Ethics: Ethical Issues and Policy Challenges” at Ernst Mach Workshop. June 13, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic.

Invited talk at Scoping Workshop for Weizenbaum Institute. June 6, 2019, Berlin, Germany.

Panel participation at Semesterfrage 2019: Wie werden wir morgen arbeiten?. May 27, 2019, Vienna, Austria. (webstream, photos)

Presidential Keynote “The Tech Philosophers Tools: Media, Metaphor, and Performance” at SPT 2019. May 22, 2019, Austin, TX, USA.

Invited talk “AI Ethics and the Future of Organizations” at EPM. May 9, 2019, Medellín, Colombia.

Keynote talk “Machines as Others?” at OtroMundo International Congress. May 8, 2019, Medellín, Colombia. (video, Spanish translation)

Keynote talk “Romantic Robots” at From Automata to Robotics. March 29, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk “Robot Citizenship” at EUI. February 20, 2019, Florence, Italy.

Invited talk at The Future of AI workshop. January 29, 2019, Leiden, Netherlands.

Invited talk “The Suspicious Robot” at Trust in Robots lecture series. January 10, 2019, Vienna, Austria.


Invited talk “New Romantic Cyborgs” at Romantic Machines Workshop concerning my book New Romantic Cyborgs. December 12, 2018, Lille, France

Keynote talk “Transhumanism” at Digital.and.Bayern. November 17, 2018, Munich, Germany.

Invited panel member “The robots are coming!” at Nacht van de Vrijdenker. November 10, 2018, Gent, Belgium.

Keynote talk “Wittgenstein, Robots, and Gender” for Workshop on Feminist Philosophy of Technology.  October 25, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Invited talk “Ethical Problems with Robots and AI” at Privacy Week. October 24, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Keynote talk “Robotics: Some urgent ethical and societal issues” for Workshop 2 Meeting at INBOTS Conference 2018.  October 16, 2018, Pisa, Italy.

Invited talk “Autonomy, Responsibility and risk as Basic Concepts in Robot Ethics” with Michael Funk at INBOTS Conference 2018. October 16, 2018, Pisa, Italy.

Keynote talk “Ethics of Robotics and AI: Moral Responsibility and Societal Challenges” at European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) 2018. Part of Chalmers ICT Lunch Seminar series.  October 10, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Keynote talk “Artificial Creativity” at AI Automation @Rijeka 2018 at University of Rijeka. September 27, 2018, Rijeka, Croatia.

Invited talk at seminar on Philosophy of Technology at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. September 11, 2018, Mexico City, Mexico.

Invited talk and moderator of “AI in Art & Science. Strategy for Responsible Innnovation” for ‘ERROR – The Art of Imperfection’ conference at Ars Electronica 2018. September 7, 2018, Linz, Austria.

Invited as mentor to Future Humanity (Group A) of the Future Innovators Summit 2018 at Ars Electronica 2018. September 7, 2018, Linz, Austria.

Participation in the panel discussion “Alpbacher Technologiegespräche: Digital literacy for all – alle sollen digital fit sein” at European Forum Alpbach. August 24, 2018, Alpbach, Austria.

Participation in the panel discussion on ‘Ethics of AI’ at the AI Europe Stakeholder Summit, organized by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission. June 18, 2018, Brussels, Belgium.

Invited talk ‘Technology and narrativity: How technology writes, directs, and organizes the narrative and temporal structure of our lives’ at Colloquium on Understanding Digital Events. June 14, 2018, Manchester, UK.

Invited talks at a seminar on Human Enhancement at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. May 20&21, Mexico City, Mexico.

Invited talk ‘Robotics and artificial intelligence: Ethical and societal challenges’ at Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology. May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA.

Participation in the panel discussion at the event Ethics and Bias in AI, organized by the Vienna Deep Learning Meetup and the Centre for Informatics and Society (C!S). May 7, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Robotica en kunstmatige intelligentie: Filosofische spiegels en ethische uitdagingen’ at Transhumanisme – Lentedyclus 2018: De robo sapiens. May 2, 2018, Brussels, Belgium.

Public talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs: Romantic technologies from the 19th Century until Today‘ at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna. April 18, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Invited talk ‘The Legal & Ethical considerations of a Future with AI’ at the symposium ‘The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Tomorrow’s Society – Legal & Ethical Considerations’. March 26, 2018, Leuven, Belgium.

Talk/lecture on ‘Koyaanisqatsi, Technology, and the Problem of the Anthropocene’ at the University of University of São Paulo. March 20, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil.

Invited talk on Wittgenstein and Technology (working title) at the Institute for Advanced Studies (University of São Paulo). March 16, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil.

Invited talk on Wittgenstein and Technology (working title) at the Argentinian Society for Philosophical Analysis (SADAF). March 12, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Talk ‘Can and Should Robots Have Rights?’ at the Workshop Moral Status of Robots during the conference Robophilosophy 2018. February 15, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Invited Talk at Ars Electronica Future lab in the framework of the The HONDA Research Institutes Art Thinking Workshop Program. January 28, 2018, Linz, Austria.


Invited talk ‘Performances of artificial and human alterity: Politics and technologies of domestication and alienation’ at the Workshop Technologies of Alterity, November 24, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Technology and culture: Using Wittgenstein for a holistic approach to the meaning of technology’ at CFCUL PhD Programme of Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art and Society, November 23, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Can artificial agents creat art? Towards thinking about human/non-human performances’ at CADA talk series Human Entities: culture in the age of artificial intelligence – 2nd edition 2017, November 22, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Robot ethics – Which are the ethical dilemmas?’ at the lunch debate Robots: ethical or unethical?, November 10, 2017, UNESCO, Paris, France. [further information on the issue by UNESCO]

Talk ‘ICT’s Posthumanism and Economic Relations’ at the Episode Alien Introspection – Xenofeminism, Robotics and Machinic Promiscuity, part of the festival The Future of Demonstration S1 VERMÖGEN, November 03, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Keynote talk ‘Vulnerable cyborgs reloaded: From narrative technologies for self-shaping to vulnerability transformations in modernity and the anthropocene’ at the Workshop Digital Existence II: Precarious Media Life, October 30 – November 1, 2017, Sigtuna Foundation, Sweden.

Keynote talk ‘Techniek en ethiek in de context van AI en robotisering’ at the ETION Forum 2017 iedereen robot?, September 11, 2017, Gent, Belgium.

Invited participation at the Future Emerging Arts & Technologies (FEAT) Panel at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs’ at the Symposium “AI-The Other I, Part II” at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk at the Opening Lecture ‘How Cultures Shape Technology’ at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘How to treat robots (and humans)’ at the VBC PostDoc Retreat, September 7, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Technology, games, and narrative: Using Wittgenstein and Ricoeur for a hermeneutics of technology use’ at the Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, August 22 – 24, 2017, Baden bei Wien, Austria.

Talk ‘Romantic Machines and the (Post)human: Varieties of Techno-Anthropological Experiences and Possibilities in Modernity’ at the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities, July 19 – 22, 2017, Rome, Italy.

Participation at the Round Table ‘Book Discussion – Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn: Perspectives on Research in the Philosophy of Technology in the Next Decade’ with Shannon Vallor, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Albrecht Fritzsche, Astrid Schwarz and Martin Gessmann at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Magic Devices, Gothic Robots, and Romantic People – Understanding the Use of Contemporary Technologies in the Light of Romanticism’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Transcendental Grammar and Technical Practice in Wittgenstein’s Late Writings: Reading Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Technology’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Invited talk ‘Technology games’ at the Conference celebrating 10 years of 4TU.Ethics Ethics of Technology: The Future agenda, June 12-13, 2017, Twente, The Netherlands

Talk with Faridun Sattarov on ‘Prejudiced Algorithms? Some argument about algorithmic power and bias’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Talk with Wessel Reijers on ‘Narrative technologies meets virute ethics: investigating the possibility of a narrative ethics of technology’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of innovation: Humans and non-humans in process and meaning’ at the Lunchtime Scientific Series of the Human Computer Interaction Group at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, TU Vienna on May 30, 2017.

Inaugural Talk ‘The Language of Technology’ at University of Vienna on May 10, 2017. [video recording]

Talk ‘Language as Technology and Technology as Language’ at Symposium Language Game[s]: Poetry, Logic and Artificial Language on May 5, 2017 in London, UK. [recording of the talk]

Book presentation of New Romantic Cyborgs at University of Vienna on May 2, 2017.

Participation at panel discussion on artificial intelligence at “Forbes Impact: Die Nacht des Robo Sapiens: Eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz” on April 19, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

Talk ‘Transcendence Machines: transcendence – immanence, transhumanism uploading – posthumanism cyborgs’ at the Designobjekt Mensch? – Conference, April 4-7, 2017 in Münster, Germany.

Talk ‘Magic and Self-Destruction: Romanticism and Media in the Anthropocene’ at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media Living in the Anthropocene, March 15-17, 2017 at Brussels, Belgium.

Talk ‘Technology Games and Forms of Life‘ at the Workshop Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Technology, University of Vienna on March 13, 2017 (Workshop organised by my Chair of Philosophy of Media and Technology, University of Vienna and by Stefan Koller, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA).

Talk ‘Romantic Machines: Cyborgs, Monsters, and Magic in Smart Devices‘ at the Philosophy Department, Santa Clara University on Feb 16, 2017.

Talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine‘ at the STS Working Group, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, University of California, Berkeley on Feb 13, 2017.


Plenary talk ‘Should we care about robots? Empathy with machines, the moral standing of robots, and patient epistemologies in philosophy and art’ at the Lisbon ICPOS, at Lisbon, Portugal on Dec 16, 2016.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of technological innovation: connecting arts and technological practices’ at the Workshop Principles of Composition: Towards a Laocoon for Works of Technological Art, at Padova, Italy, Dec 5 – 7, 2016.

Invited talk ‘Philosophical arguments against automated killing’ at the Workshop Killer robots: the implications of lethal autonomous weapon systems at the DIIS, Kopenhagen, Denmark, November 18, 2016.

Talk ‘What is a relational ethics’ at the Workshop Plants and Robots – New Directions in Relational Ethics at the University of Vienna, November 11, 2016.

Talk ‘The Political Technologies of Asylum’ in the context of the lecture Flucht, Asyl, Menschenrechte at the University of Vienna, October 27, 2016.

Plenary Talk ‘Is it wrong to kick a robot? Towards a Relational and Critical Robot Ethics and Beyond‘ at Robophilosophy 2016, Aarhus, Denmark on October 18, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Artificial agents in health care: Ethical and societal challenges’ at the Workshop Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises, Volpriehausen, Germany on September 27, 2016.

Invited Talk at the event ‘Error 301: human_not_found‘, organized by happyChaos at Amsterdam, the Netherlands on September 23, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Radiation Ethics and the Gothic Epistemology of Modern Technological Risk: Ghosts, Measurement, and Praxis’ at the ISEEH 2016, Budweis, Czech Republic on August 29, 2016

Invited Talk ‘The Poetics of Innovation’ at the 2nd FEAT Workshop, Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2016

Talk ‘Data, Speed, and Know-How: Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military Contexts,’ prepared with Michael Funk, at the MESAS’16 workshop, Rome, Italy on June 16, 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation in the Maritime Sector: Ethical and Societal Issues’ at the 20ste Maritiem Symposium Automatisering in scheepvart en havens, Gent, Belgium on May 11, 2016

Invited talk ‘Machine Ethics in Health Care‘ at the Öffentliche Sitzung der Bioethikkommission, Vienna, Austria on May 2, 2016

Talk ‘Moving Machines: Robots, empathy, and the performance of suffering’ at the AISB 2016, University of Sheffield, UK on April 4, 2016

Invited talk ‘My Nature? From a scientific-romantic environmentalism to a more engaged relation to the environment’ at the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, US 17 February 2016

Invited talk at Technology and Nature workshop, College Station, Texas, U.S., 15 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Social ontology, political principles, and responsibility for technology‘ at Experts Meeting Technology and the Good Society at the Social Trends Institute, Barcelona, 4-6 February 2016

Invited talk at NERRI event with Stiegler, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1-2 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Moving Machines’ at Delft University of Technology, 1 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation, Vulnerability, and Disengagement‘ for Research Platform Cognitive Science, University of Vienna,14 January 2016


Invited talk at iMal symposium, Brussels, 10 November 2015

Invited talk ‘The ethics of self-driving cars‘ at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Vienna, 21 October 2015

Invited talk ‘Confused by robots’ at Philosophy institute, University of Vienna, 20 October 2015

Invited talk: Tungsten lecture about robots and dance at TCIDA, Goldsmiths college, London, 7 October 2015    announcement and abstract

Invited talk about robots and health care at Birmingham City University, 25 September 2015  announcement

Invited keynote at New Frontiers in HRI Symposium, AISB 2015, Canterbury, 20-22 April 2015

Invited guest lecturer at Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 29-30 January 2015

Invited talk at Zurich University of the Arts, Institut für Theorie, conference DeFacing Alterity in the Digital Age, Zürich, 5-6 January 2015


Invited talk ‘How Social are Social Robots?’ at University of Hertfortshire, Computer Science Research Colloquium, School of Computer Science (Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn), Hatfield, 25 November 2014

Invited talk ‘The Automation of the Social’ at VUB (Free University Brussels), Philosophy/Centre for Ethics and Humanism, Research Seminar “Virtual Media”, Brussels, 7 November 2014

Plenary lecture ‘The Automation of the Social? What Robots Teach Us About Sociality and Responsibility’ at the international conference: Robo-Philosophy – Social Robotics and the Future of Social Relations, University of Aarhus, 20-23 August 2014.

Invited keynote lecture ‘The Phenomenology of Environmental Health Risk: Vulnerability to Modern Technological Risk, Alienation, and Risk Politics’ and member organizing committee ISEEH2014 Second International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Budweis, Czech Republic, 15-19 June 2014.

Invited talk ‘From Bart to Bitcom: Simmel’s Phenomenology of Money and the Question Concerning Contemporary Financial Technology’ at Philosophy of Technology German/Dutch Workshop, TU Darmstadt, 12-15 June 2014.

Talk ‘DREAM Ethics’, Kick-off meeting FP7 DREAM project, Brussels, 20-22 May 2014.

Invited talk ‘The Art of Living with ICT’s and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability Coping’ at: The of Art Living with ICT “iMinds-SMIT Lecture Series”, Free University Brussels, 25 April 2014

Invited talk ‘Vulnerability to natural hazards: Philosophical Reflections on the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Natural Disaster Risk’ at the international workshop on “The Societal Risk Management of Natural Hazards”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 17-18 April 2014

Invited member organizing committee and programme committee symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents, part of the 7th AISB Convention on Computing and Philosophy, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1-4 April 2014 + member of programme committee 7th AISB symposium on Computing and Philosophy.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Artificial Agents, Good Care and Modernity’ at symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents at AISB 2014 Goldsmiths, University of London, 3-4 April 2014.

Invited talk at symposium ‘Should Artificial Intelligence be used to make kill decisions on the battlefield?’ at AISB 2014Goldsmiths, University of London, 2 April 2014.

Invited talk about Ethics of Robotics at: EPINET Workshop “Making robotic autonomy through science and law?”, Utrecht University, 20-21 February 2014.

Invited commentator at the international conference »Going Beyond the Laboratory – Ethical and Societal Challenges for Robotics«, University of Oldenburg, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, 13-15 February 2014.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Drones and the Geography of Human – Technology – Earth’, TEC ART Rotterdam, 8 February 2014.

Public talk about the philosophy of mobility and parking. Farewell ceremony for Jitze Rinsma. Prismare Enschede, 24 January 2014.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Autonomous killing machines? Lessons from machine ethics’ at:ECIS “Mediated morality: Using unmanned aerial systems for decision making in moral situations” symposium, TU Eindhoven, 21 January 2014 (invited talk).


Invited talk about ethics of robotics for the Human and Media Interaction Group, University of Twente, 2 December 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The impact of cognitive systems on Healthcare and Assisted Living’ at: Fourth EUCogIII members conference “Social and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Systems”, Falmer/Brighton, 23-24 October 2013

Public talk about the film Koyaanisqatsi at Philofilm, UTwente, 10 October 2013.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Responsible innovation & production: Designing things, making things.’ Conference “RRI Unbound: Extending and Applying the Discourse”, University of Twente, 7-8 October 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Die globale technische Stadt: Vortrag über die Zukunft der Technikphilosophie’, TU Dresden, 4 October 2013

Contribution to Dutch parliamentary commission for security and justice (vaste commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie Tweede Kamer), Tweede Kamer, Den Haag, 12 September 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about drones & relations between humans and technology at Art – Music – Technology FestivalGOGBOT 2013 in Enschede, 7 September 2013 (see also media appearances)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue and Environmental Skill”, with response by Philip Cafaro, Symposium ‘Environment and Technology: Do Virtues Make a Difference?’, University of Twente and Saxion, Enschede, The Netherlands, 17 June 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. Esmeralda lezing over Ethiek en IT voor Platform Voor Informatie Beveiliging, Utrecht, 5 juni 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Human Being @ Risk, Faculty of Science/Centre for Society and the Life Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 May 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. invited participant in session ‘Current and emerging ethical and societal challenges of the information society’, World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013, Paris, 26 February 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagine Energy Futures: The Case of Smart Grids’, Workshop ‘Assessing Energy Futures: Epistemological and Ethical Problems in the Assessment of Energy Futures’, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Karlsruhe, 31 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. participant in workshop Anticipatory Ethics, Responsibility and Artificial Agents, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., 24-25 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Growing Moral Relations, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, U.S., 21 January 2013


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Therapeutic Robots for Children: A Preliminary Analysis of Ethical Problems’, workshop ‘New Advances in Robot Assisted Therapy: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach’, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy / The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 8-9 November 2012 [workshop website] [pdf programme in English]

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation at book symposium about Growing Moral Relations.Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy (OZSE conference 2012), Eindhoven, 2-3 November 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue: Motivation, Skill, and (In)formation Technology’, Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), Universität Tübingen, 2 October 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Security, Information Technology, Health Care: What Kind of Vulnerability Do We Want?’, Security, Ethics, and Justice conference, IZEW, Universität Tübingen, 21-23 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moving Perception and the Logos of Dance: Reflections on Dance, Embodiment, and Technology’, Philosophy Institute, University of Stuttgart, 21 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Disaster Ethics and Moral Imagination’, workshop Disaster Ethics, Delft University of Technology, 16 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethiek van militaire robotica’, for the Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (Royal Institute of Engineers)KIVI NIRIA, Utrecht, 14 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation on mHealth and ethics at the Vision Scenario Workshop, European Commision, Brussels, 27 January 2012


Coeckelbergh, M., contribution to panel on disparities at the eHealth and Equity in the Global Health Communitiesworkshop, European Commision (eHealth Unit, DG INFSO), Brussels, 15 December 2011

Invited talk about the Enlightenment and liberalism, Saxion Hogeschool, 30 November 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Coping with Technological Risk: Skill, Imagination, Meaning’,Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Prague, 24-27 August 2011. (keynote speaker)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Is Ethics of Robotics about Robots? Philosophy of Robotics Beyond Realism and Individualism’,TILTing Perspectives 2011 conference ‘Technologies on the stand: Legal and ethical questions in neuroscience and robotics”, University of Tilburg, 11-12 April 2011 (keynote speaker) [programme]


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robotic Appearances and Forms of Life’, workshop Future of Robotics in Germany and Japan: Intercultural Perspectives and Technical Opportunities, TU Dresden, 11-12 November 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Robots? Robot Morality and Human Morality’, Phibot10Philosophy Meets Robotics workshop, TU München, 6-7 October 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Hypocriete robots? Over kunstmatigheid, schijn en moraal in het sociale leven’, Symposium ‘Evolutie van bedrog’, USCKI Incognito (Studievereniging voor Kunstmatige Intelligentie, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University), Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, 2 June 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. Comments on Moral Machines (Wendell Wallach & Colin Allen), International Association for Computing and Philosophy session (Friday 2 April),American Philosophical Association (APA) 2010 Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco (US), 31 March – 4 April 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ”Do zombie robots have rights? Towards a social-relational justification of moral consideration’, Life and Mind seminar, Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 27 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘What is it like to be a robot? Natural empathy, artificial companions, and vulnerability mirroring’, COGS seminar, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science(COGS), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 26 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Techno-anthropologies: How robots shape our self-understanding as humans’, séminaire Phiteco (Philosophie, Technologie, Cognition), Groupe de Recherche C.R.E.D. (Cognitive Research and Enaction Design), Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), 21 January 2010


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Spider and the Web: Emotions, Evolution, and the Ethics of Technological Risk’, Philosopher’s Rally, Twente University, 13 May 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Heath Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies’, research seminar Philosophy section, Delft University of Technology, 19 January 2009


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘De late Foucault: vrijheid als zorg voor jezelf’, Studium Generale, University of Twente (NL), 4 November 2008 [aankondiging]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Buitenaards leven en denken’, studievereniging Amsterdamse Filosofen Binding (University of Amsterdam), Crea1, Amsterdam, 1 October 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Opvoeden tot democratie’ (over de filosofie van Martha Nussbaum),Filosofisch Café Zwolle, Bibliotheek Zwolle, 15 September 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Human Enhancement Scenarios and the Problem of Moral Change’, Expert Seminar on Techo-ethical Scenarios: Exploring the Mutual Interaction of Technology and Morality, University of Twente, August 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethics and Personal Robots’, Symposium Wandel des Internets – Wandel der Informationsethik?,International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), Universität Karlsruhe (Germany), 4 April 2008


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, workshop Genen in beeld, Centre for Society and Genomics, Nijmegen, 30 November 2007

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Verbeelding en principes: Enkele implicaties van Dewey’s moraalfilosofie voor een vernieuwing van de hedendaagse ethiek’, NSWP-pragmatismedag conference, University of Tilburg, 25 May 2007 (invited speaker) [abstract]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk Emotions and Risk Judgments: Passive Bodily Experience and Active Moral Reasoning in Judgmental Constellations’, ‘Moral Emotions about Risky Technologies‘ conference, Delft University of Technology, 3-4 May 2007 (invited speaker + chair of a session) [abstract]


Coeckelbergh, M. and J. Mesman ‘With Hope and Imagination: Imaginative Moral Decision-Making in Neonatal Intensive Care Units’, Ethics Research School methodology workshop, Utrecht University, 6 October 2006


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, Health Sciences research seminar, Maastricht University/ Academic Hospital Maastricht, 14 December 2005

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning’ at Studium Generale’sEthics Lecture Series, Glass Palace Heerlen, 1 December 2005 (public lecture)