Why does it take so much effort to stick to one of the most important corona measures: Stay at home. IO Columnist Katleen Gabriels views this with a philosophical eye.
Smart toilets may seem attractive to get quick diagnoses, but also raise questions about privacy. Columnist and moral philosopher Katleen Gabriels on World Toilet Day.
Our columnists are working on solutions to the problems of our time. In the section Tomorrow is Good, they write about their ideas and dreams for the future.
Our columnists are working on solutions to today's problems. In the section Tomorrow is Good they write about their ideas and dreams for the future.
After three years of living and working in the Netherlands, I have often reflected on the differences between the Dutch and their southern neighbors. Student […]
By mid-March, teachers all over the world were faced with a tough challenge: a rapid transition to online education would have to be made. This […]
Katherine Johnson died on the 24th of February at the age of almost 102. Johnson was a brilliant mathematician. Her work at NASA made an […]
What might machines capable of moral behaviour effectively mean in practice? The Swedish fiction series Real Humans presents an interesting spin on this question. ‘Hubots‘ […]
In the calm period after Christmas I wanted to quietly catch up on my backlog of unanswered emails that had accumulated during a busy first […]
Computers are good at abstract thinking; we are all too keen to delegate complex calculations to them in order to free ourselves from that chore. […]
Research on artificial intelligence (AI) started in the years after the Second World War. John McCarthy, an American mathematician at Dartmouth College, coined the term […]
Tomorrow is good: never say that ethics is just a trend
It was actually launched in the summer of 2016: the car for women. The SEAT Mii by Cosmopolitan was the result of a collaboration between […]
At the end of the 19th century, weight scales in France were advertised with the message that those who weigh themselves, know themselves well; and […]
“Hans has been keeping a diary for more than thirty years and finds comfort in it, and also takes pleasure in it. The other day […]
“We know where each student is anytime – which is virtually all the time – their mobile devices are connected to our WIFI network. When […]