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Journal of Human-Technology Relations
Olya Kudina is an ethicist of technology focusing on the dynamic interaction between values and technologies. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), where she helps to accompany technology development with ethical reflection and cultural sensitivity as essential counterparts.
Olya is a co-director of the AI DeMoS Lab that focuses on the relation between AI and democracy, and responsible AI development practices. She is also a co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the diamond open access Journal of Human-Technology Relations.
Her previous work outside academia includes diplomacy, (inter)governmental work, data protection and privacy. Together with her current expertise in empirical philosophy, Olya connects ethics, design and governance in providing strategic foresight and developing technologies that are adaptable to the changing world.
Olya holds a PhD degree in Philosophy of Technology from the University of Twente and speaks English, Spanish, Dutch and Ukrainian fluently, with limited working proficiency in several other languages.
On September 4, 2023 Olya will speak at the Opening of the Academic Year at TU Delft on a theme "AI as sociotechnical systems".
New book! Something to look forward to in November 2023 is Olya's book, coming out at Rowman&Littlefield Lexington Books, titled "Moral Hermeneutics and Technology". Available also as an open access e-book!
In fall 2023, Olya will give several talks on Responsible AI, e.g. the medical symposium "Online help for adolescents", at the Institute of Internal Auditors conference in Brussels and at the National Bank of Lithuania.
Submit your work to the Special Issue on the philosophy of Large Language Models, that Olya is co-editing with Mark Alfano in the Ethics and Information Technology Journal. The deadline is November 2023.