Marc Steen works as a senior research scientist at TNO, a research and technology 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, Value-Sensitive Design, Responsible Innovation, and Applied Ethics of Technology and Innovation.

Marc's mission is to support organizations to use technologies to help 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 applications, algorithms and artificial intelligence. He published several op-eds in Dutch newspapers--translated into English: Algorithms also make mistakes, Find the plugs of your robots and Use artificial intelligence to achieve societal goals.

Marc currently (2020) writes a book on applied/professional ethics, targeted at people who work in tech: computer and data scientists, software developers and engineers, designers, and people in marketing and management roles; see:

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Photo credit: Steve Johnson on Unsplash.

Older blogs and blogposts can be found here:
Dear Engineer, to support fellow researchers, designers and developers in cultivating relevant techno-moral virtues, by discussing moral 'exemplars';
Responsible Data Innovation, to share results from the VWData research programme;
Innovation for Wellbeing, to share results from the JERRI project, e.g., practical tools.

Marc can be found on: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Medium, ResearchGate, Academia, ORCiD and Scopus.

Twitter     LinkedIn     Google Scholar     Medium     ResearchGate     Academia     ORCiD     Scopus

Marc is one of the coordinators 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). He participated (only briefly) in the IEEE P7010 Working Group, which created the IEEE 7010-2020, Recommended Practice for Assessing the Impact of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems on Human Well-Being. He regularly reviews papers, e.g., for Science and Engineering Ethics, Techne, International Journal of Design, CoDesign, Sustainability, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities and R&D Management.

ISPIM, Responsible Innovation       HDCA, Technology, Innovation and Design

A high-res photo of Marc Steen.

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