851-0745-00L  Ethics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersE. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, J. Sleigh
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.

Open to all Master level / PhD students.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0745-00 SEthics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Block course: on the 11,12 & 25 March from 9 am- 5 pm.
24s hrs
11.03.09:15-17:00HG E 23 »
12.03.09:15-17:00HG E 23 »
25.03.09:15-17:00HG E 23 »
E. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, J. Sleigh

Catalogue data

AbstractThis workshop focuses on understanding and managing the ethical and social issues arising from the integration of new technologies in various aspects of daily life.
ObjectiveExplain relevant concepts in ethics.
Evaluate the ethical dimensions of new technology uses.
Identify impacted stakeholders and who is ethically responsible.
Engage constructively in the public discourse relating to new technology impacts.
Review tools and resources currently available that facilitate resolutions and ethical practice
Work in a more ethically reflective way
ContentThe workshop offers students an experience that trains their ability for critical analysis and develops awareness of responsibilities as a researcher, consumer and citizen. Learning will occur in the context of three intensive workshop days, which are highly interactive and focus on the development and application of reasoning skills.

The workshop will begin with some fundamentals: the nature of ethics, of consent and big data, of AI ethics, public trust and health ethics. Students will then be introduced to key ethical concepts such as fairness, autonomy, trust, accountability, justice, as well different ways of reasoning about the ethics of digital technologies.

A range of practical problems and issues in the domains of education, news media, society, social media, digital health and justice will be then considered. These six domains are represented respectively by unique and interesting case studies. Each case study has been selected not only for its timely and engaging nature, but also for its relevance. Through the analysis of these case studies key ethical questions (such as fairness, accountability, explain-ability, access etc.) will be highlighted and questions of responsibility and tools for ethical practice will be explored. Throughout, the emphasis will be on learning to make sound arguments about the ethical aspects of policy, practice and research.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersE. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, J. Sleigh
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places30 at the most
Waiting listuntil 23.03.2020

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Humanities, Social and Political SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-HESTWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveSociologyWInformation