Prof. dr. Philip Brey is a professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente.
In his research, he investigates social, political and ethical issues in the development, use and regulation of technology in society. His focus is on new and emerging technologies, with special attention to artificial intelligence and digital technologies. He was one of the first to study the ethical implications of many emerging technologies, including social media, virtual reality, care robots, smart surveillance systems, Internet-of-Things and 3D printing.
Brey is a former president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). He has coordinated major research projects in ethics of technology in the European Union and the Netherlands, including the ethics of artificial intelligence.