Carina Ines Hausladen: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Carina Ines Hausladen
Computational Social Science
ETH Zürich, STD F 7
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
8092 Zürich
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

860-0024-00LDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 30.
3 credits2VD. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen
AbstractThis 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...
ObjectiveParticipants shall learn to understand that any technology implies not only opportunities, but also risks. 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.
ContentWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
Lecture notesWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
LiteratureEthically Aligned Design
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Value-Sensitive Design

Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design

Thinking Ahead

Towards Digital Enlightenment

Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinisierung des Menschenünstliche-Intelligenz-Maschinisierung-Menschen/dp/3869625120

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy (J Taplin)

How Humans Judge Machines

Further literature will be recommended in the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo 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.