Critical design: Practical ethics for AI

3 credits

Who is this course for?​

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being increasingly implemented and used in society today. It has already proven to have an impact on the individual, organization and society, and this impact will most likely only increase. Therefore, it is important to understand the ethical issues that may arise from use of AI, as well as to adopt a critical stance to the technology’s impact.

The course introduces critical and ethical issues surrounding data and society, to train the student to problematize and reason about artificial intelligence (AI).

You are most likely a designer, innovator, or product manager that works with digital services and products.

What will you learn from this course?

The course deals with different perspectives on AI and its real and potential effect on organizations and society. The course is based on five different perspectives on AI: accountability, surveillance capitalism, power and bias, sustainability, and trust.The course material consists of recent and relevant literature on the impact of, and critical perspectives on AI. Active discussions founded in different ethical perspectives are also an important part of the course.

What is the format for this course?

Instruction type: This course is primarily self-paced and based on a selection of resources such as podcasts, articles, and books. Students and teachers will meet in online forums and in synchronous meetings to discuss course content.

Frequency: This course is primarily self-paced over , with three scheduled real-time sessions that can be attended remotely.

Examination: The course is worth 3 credits and you will hand in one written assignment for examination during the course.


Course responsible:

Charlotte Shahlaei

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