860-0024-00L  Digital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeD. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants is limited to 30.

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. 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.
InhaltWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
SkriptWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
LiteraturEthically Aligned Design
Version 1: Link
Version 2: Link

Value-Sensitive Design

Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design

Thinking Ahead

Towards Digital Enlightenment

Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinisierung des Menschen

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.
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.