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Lambèr M.M. Royakkers  

Professor, Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Philosophy & Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology

Lambèr Royakkers is professor of Ethics of the Digital Society at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research has an interdisciplinary character and deals with the interface between ethics, law and technology, with a particular focus on digitization, robo-ethics and artificial intelligence. The main contribution in his research is dealing with the ethical and legal dilemmas/problems in our digital society which have been leveraged by modern technology.

He is the coordinator of the course sequence Robots Everywhere, where the main question is: ‘How we can enjoy the benefits of robotics and artificial intelligence while simultaneously avoiding pitfalls, since the development of robotics and artificial intelligence may cause great harm?

Lambèr received his PhD from Tilburg University, with a dissertation on the formalisation of normative rules with deontic logic. Before this, he studied Philosophy and Social Sciences (at the TU/e), Technical Mathematics (at the TU/e), Law (at Tilburg University), and the postgraduate teacher training Master of Education Mathematics (at the TU/e).


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