NOTICE: As of September 18, 2023, login to calendar.vt.edu was disabled. Calendar admins will no longer be able to add new events or modify existing events.
If you need assistance with an existing event on calendar, please contact us: https://webapps.es.vt.edu/support/.

 Event Calendar
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
   Day      Week     Month  
1 1 1 1 1
 
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
   Search      Update  
1 1 1


Monday, March 18, 2013
 

Feb 2024
  S M T W T F S
W04 28 29 30 31 1 2 3
W05 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
W06 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
W07 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
W08 25 26 27 28 29 1 2


Today is:
Thu, Feb 22, 2024


Subscribe & download

Filter events


4:00pm
  Philosophy Colloquium Series  
(Academic)

The Philosophy Department Colloquium Series and Virginia Tech's Ethics Week present a talk by Diane Michelfelder, professor at Macalester College.

"Should your Volvo be your mother?
Some thoughts on technological paternalism and design"

As more and more technologies become Internet-enabled and are designed to incorporate biometric sensors, chips, and screens, they not only become "smarter" but also open up more opportunities to make decisions for us, including decisions ostensibly for our own good but which we may perceive as intrusive or forced. The prospects of such "technology paternalism" (Spikermann and Pallas, 2006) raise important ethical questions of transparency, autonomy, agency, and responsibility. Recent work in cognitive science and psychology has underscored the extent to which we as humans often make poor judgments and questionable choices. To what extend should we outsource our decision-making to smart technologies so they can outsmart us?


Location: Architecture Annex, Room 7
Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Department of Philosophy
Contact: Joseph C. Pitt
E-Mail: jcpitt@vt.edu
(540) 231-5760
   
copy this event into your personal desktop calendar
powered by VTCalendar 2.2.1