UKSTAR Speaker Rik Marselis

Rik Marselis

Company: Sogeti

Role in Company: Senior Test Consultant

Country: Netherlands

Speaker Biography

Rik is one of Sogeti's most senior Management Consultants in quality and testing, with over 35 years of experience in IT. Rik regularly contributes to the testing field through research and development. He is a fellow in SogetiLabs (Sogeti's research network) and has contributed to a variety of articles and books on quality and testing. Since last year Rik focuses on Robotics, Machine Learning, Machine Intelligence and IoT. An experiences presenter at conferences throughout Europe, Rik's presentations are always appreciated for their liveliness, his ability to keep talks serious but light, and his use of practical examples with humorous comparisons.

Presentation Description

This talk is paired with DataEthics: We don’t cross that bridge when we get there! as part of a conversation track on Information Ethics.



Robots will enter our day-to-day lives in the next couple of years. Both in physical form (e.g. humanoid robots or a robot-vacuum-cleaner) as like chatbots and other intelligent IT-systems.
These will bring new challenges. In this session I will introduce the topic in order for us to have a good basis to discuss topics such as:
– When a self-driving-car can’t avoid a collision, who should the car protect, the passenger in the car or the pedestrian that’s crossing the street?
– Will we allow IT-systems to return loving feelings of the users (like it is shown in the movie “Her”)?
– Who is responsible if your smart-agent buys you a theater-ticket for a show that fits your profile but you simply don’t feel like going there?