Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WBAI040-05
Vaknaam Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) identify and discus ethical issues raised by the development of artificial intelligence.
2) gain familiarity with different moral philosophy theories, and formulate precise arguments to defend (or object to) a specific philosophical position.
3) compare practical solutions to improve the morality either of AI systems themselves or of their applications.
Omschrijving The development of artificial intelligence technologies raises or amplifies many ethical issues. The course focuses on a different theme each week, among which: what is ethics (in AI)?; responsible AI; biases and algorithmic fairness; privacy issues; machine ethics; and misinformation. For each ethical issue, the course answers the following questions: What is the issue? Is it specifically an AI issue? What can be done about it?
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P)
(The weighted average grade of the presentation (20%), weekly assignments (30%) and final essay (50%) needs to be at least 5.5. In addition, participation in the tutorial discussions is mandatory to pass the course.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Z.L. Christoff, PhD.
Docent(en) Z.L. Christoff, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Links to the weekly readings are available in the syllabus on Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden Mandatory: No prior knowledge is assumed.
Advised: A grounded knowledge about topics in Artificial Intelligence, to provide for a healthy basis for discussion. Knowledge from Philosophy of AI and Cognition, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning courses are examples of these topics.
Opmerkingen Artificial Intelligence (BSc) is a Fixed Quota (Numerus Fixus) programme. As a consequence, their courses (course code WBAI) are closed for students that are not registered under the AI BSc programme, unless the course is part of the mandatory curriculum of their programme. If you wish to take this course in your minor – or as part of a so-called ‘unofficial’ pre-master’s – please use the official procedure through the Board of Examiners form.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Kunstmatige Intelligentie 2 semester II b verplicht