Ethics of AI

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode FI193HV
Vaknaam Ethics of AI
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethics of AI
  • To gain knowledge of philosophical issues involved in ethics of artificial intelligence
  • To gain familiarity with relevant types of AI systems
  • To develop skills in analysing literature from a fast moving field
Omschrijving It is hard to imagine a technology that raises more ethical concerns than artificial intelligence. Many large tech companies have invested in AI research centers, and the European Commission has recently released its own guidelines calling for "trustworthy AI" (April 2019). In this course we will investigate some of the major ethical issues that are raised by current and future AI systems. Questions we consider include:

- How do we make sure autonomous AI systems pursue the right goals.
- Do future AI systems pose an existential threat?
- How do we prevent learning algorithms from acquiring morally objectionable biases?
- Can an AI system be a moral agent? If so, how should we hold them accountable?
- Should autonomous AI be used to kill in warfare?
- What sort of ethical rules should AI like a self-driving car use?
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm huiswerktentamen
(Homework exam)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator H.M. Veluwenkamp
Docent(en) H.M. Veluwenkamp
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Course materials will be made available online via Nestor
Entreevoorwaarden Ethics 1
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 3 semester II b keuze
Bachelor Exchange Courses - semester II b keuze