prof. dr. ir. Jan Broersen


Jan Broersen is professor of logical methods in Artificial Intelligence (AI). With a background in mathematics, logic and computer science he studies AI from a humanities perspective. His main interests are responsible AI, knowledge representation and reasoning, and logic theories of agency.

Brenno de Winter

Brenno de Winter (1971) is an expert on security, privacy and IT. Already early in his life, he discovered weaknesses in technology and got in touch with the hacker scene. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, Brenno became active as an investigative journalist. He is well known for hacking the OV-chipkaart in 2011 and has won the journalist van het jaar prize for this major achievement. In 2016, Brenno has decided to stop working as a journalist; he now focuses on research in general on security and privacy. He has now investigated over 2000 data breaches (still counting!) and has written over five books on security and privacy in the digital age.

dr. Dascha Düring

Dascha Düring (1987) obtained her PhD in philosophy from Utrecht University in 2018. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on a project on harmony as a central concept in Asian ethical and political thought. In her research, she analyses differences and similarities in the ways in which Asian and Western traditions have thought about basic presuppositions of understanding and self-understanding. In her free time, she follows developments in contemporary Chinese geo-political strategy and loves to speculate about the hope and/or fear that this should inspire in your average Westerner.

Joris Verheijen

Joris Verheijen studied History and Philosophy at Leiden and Amsterdam University, translated multiple books from English to Dutch and currently teaches Philosophy at a high school in Amsterdam and publishes in multiple journals and on various sites. He is also writing a PhD thesis on Bildung, politics and education.
‘Robotization is going to change our lives’, Dutch cabinet minister Bussemaker said in 2015. ‘We need Bildung – personal formation – to develop precisely those human capacities that robots lack.’ At first sight, there seems to be a strong tension between Bildung, the age-old ideal of harmonious and authentic personal development, and Artificial Intelligence, so that the one has to be defended against the other. But maybe it is possible, using the recent work of French philosopher Catherine Malabou, to imagine another and finer relation between Bildung and AI than that of pure opposition.

dr. Myrthe Tielman

Myrthe Tielman is assistant professor at the Interactive Intelligence group at Delft University of Technology. She obtained her master's degree in artificial intelligence at Utrecht University (2013) and PhD at Delft (2018). Her main area of interest is personal support technology, particularly in how to create technology which interacts with humans in a meaningful way.