Marcus Manfred Dapp: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2019

Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
NameHerr Dr. Marcus Manfred Dapp
Adresse
Computational Social Science
ETH Zürich, STD F 6
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-Mailmarcus.dapp@gess.ethz.ch
DepartementGeistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften
BeziehungDozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
851-0591-01LBETH - Blockchain for Sustainability Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 200

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MTEC, D-ITET, D-MAVT,D-PHYS
3 KP4GM. M. Dapp, D. Helbing, S. Klauser
KurzbeschreibungBlockchain and Internet of Things technologies hold the promise to transform our societies and economies. While IoT devices allow us to measure all kinds of activity by humans and machines, the blockchain allows us to securely time-stamp and value this data and even give it a price to trade it on (new) markets. We explore this potential with a specific focus on sustainable development.
LernzielThe course provides opportunities to gain fundamental understanding of promising new technologies as well as develop creative decentralized solutions for societal challenges using these technologies.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology, its mechanisms, design parameters and potential for decentralized solutions. Those with software development skills will then further explore the blockchain to develop hands-on decentralized applications and smart contracts. Non-coding participants will further explore how these technologies could be used to design new economic systems. These new cryptoeconomic systems should give citizens multiple incentives to increase cooperation, health, recycling, or education and other positive externalities and to decrease emissions, waste, noise, or stress and other negative externalities. During the hackathon, participants will work in mixed teams on concrete challenges addressing some of the pressing global challenges our societies face, like climate change, financial instability, energy, or mass migration, etc. The aim is to develop decentralized approaches towards a sustainable, sharing circular economy using blockchain and IoT technologies.
Teams will produce a short report (about 10 pages), demonstrate their hackathon prototype based on blockchain technology (Ethereum platform) and present to a interdisciplinary jury on the last day. Throughout the course, participants will hone their critical thinking abilities by leaving their own discipline and discussing best approaches to solve global complex challenges in an international, multi-disciplinary setting with invited subject matter experts and peers from all around the world.
We encourage students with no programming experience, who are interested in the potential of blockchain and IoT to address global challenges, to apply as well!
860-0024-00LDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants is limited to 35
3 KP2VD. Helbing, M. M. Dapp
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar will address ethical challenges coming along with new digital technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data, artificial
intelligence, cognitive computing, quantum computing, robots, drones, Internet of Things, virtual reality, blockchain technology, and more...
LernzielParticipants shall learn to understand that any technology implies not only opportunities, but also risks, and that it is important to
understand these well in order to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits. In some cases, it is highly non-trivial to identify and
avoid undesired side effects of technologies. The seminar will sharpen the attention how to design technologies for values,
also called value-sensitive design or ethically aligned design.
LiteraturWill be provided on a complementary website of the course. Complementary literature should be searched and evaluated by the students
themselves.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesTo earn credit points, students will have to read the relevant literature on one of the above technologies and give a
presentation about the ethical implications. Both, potential problems and possible solutions shall be carefully discussed.