Marc Steen works as a senior research scientist at TNO, a leading 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.

My mission is to promote the design and application of technologies in ways that help to create a just society in which people can live well together. I tend to ask uneasy questions about technologies, especially about the ethics involved in the design and application of algorithms and artificial intelligence systems.

I have published widely, in academic, professional, and popular media. Journals regularly invite me to peer review articles, e.g., Ethics and Information Technology, Science and Engineering Ethics, Techne, International Journal of Design, CoDesign, Sustainability, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities and R&D Management.

My first book, Ethics for people who work in tech, was published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press in October 2022.

Ethics for people who work in tech--book cover
Photo credit: Elodie Oudot on Unsplash.

I am interested in the ways in which innovation and technology can contribute to creating a just society (e.g., freedom, fairness, democracy) and support people to live well together (e.g., flourish, live meaningful and fulfilling lives). If you have similar interests, please feel free to contact me.

You can also find me on: LinkedIn, Twitter, Mastodon, Google Scholar, Medium, ResearchGate, Academia, ORCiD and Scopus.

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High-res photos of Marc Steen, by Grietje Mesman:
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