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Dr. Marc Steen

Former Research Fellow, Open Fellowship Program

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 is an expert in Human-Centred Design, Value-Sensitive Design, Responsible Innovation, and Applied Ethics of Technology and Innovation.

Marc’s 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. He is especially interested in the ethics involved in the design and deployment of data, algorithms and so-called “artificial intelligence” systems. His first book, Ethics for people who work in tech, was published in 2022.

During his Fellowship, Marc will exchange ideas with experts at the Weizenbaum Institute, as input for writing a book for a broad audience, about how citizens can use technologies to live well together. The book’s goal is to bring a basic understanding of various technologies to citizens, for their empowerment and self-determination. Its key message is that people can act as citizens – not as passive consumers – and can use technology to promote conviviality, freedom, justice, and democracy.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow, Open Fellowship Program

Research Group “Technology, Power and Domination

TNO, Research and Technology Organization, Netherlands