860-0024-00L Digital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||D. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants is limited to 30.|
|Abstract||This 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...
|Objective||Participants 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.
|Content||Will be provided on a complementary website of the course.|
|Lecture notes||Will be provided on a complementary website of the course.|
|Literature||Ethically Aligned Design|
Version 1: Link
Version 2: Link
Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design
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.
|Prerequisites / Notice||To 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.