227-0812-00L  Ethics and AI: The Film

SemesterSpring Semester 2024
LecturersP. Kirchschläger, A. C. Notz
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0812-00 GEthics and AI: The Film
*The course will take place at ETH and at ZHdK Campus*
24s hrs
12.03.08:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
13.03.08:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
14.03.08:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
15.03.08:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
P. Kirchschläger, A. C. Notz

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AbstractIn this collaborative seminar for ZHdK and ETH Students, we aim to bring together the creative vision and the technical expertise of both of Film and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering students to collaboratively craft a plot for a short film that explores the intricate ethical questions posed by the use of AI technologies.
ObjectiveThe aim of this seminar is to guide students through a structured process, from initial concept development to scriptwriting, ensuring that the film not only captivates its audience but also fosters deeper reflections on the ethical dimensions of AI. The students will be encouraged to use AI tools (LLM’s, text to image programs, et al) for script writing and mood boards.
Lecture notesPeter G. Kirchschlaeger (2023). Ethical Decision-Making. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag.
LiteratureSimon Blackburn (2021). Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersP. Kirchschläger, A. C. Notz
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Waiting listuntil 03.03.2024

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Doctorate Information Technology and Electrical EngineeringTransferable SkillsWInformation
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorMan-Technology-Environment Electives ("MTU")WInformation
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