DH-415 / 4 credits

Teacher: Rochel Johan Robert

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

This master course enables students to sharpen their proficiency in tackling ethical and legal challenges linked to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Students acquire the competence to define AI and identify ethical and legal questions linked to its conception and increased use in society.

Content

Keywords

artificial intelligence, ethics, law, data, regulation, responsibility

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No pre-requirement

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define the concept of AI
  • Assess / Evaluate the contexts in which AI is deployed
  • Systematize general principles (law and ethics)
  • Analyze the different senses/conceptions/interpretations of agency, autonomy and responsibility
  • Develop principles for the conception of AI system
  • Distinguish legal and ethical arguments

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

The course will be organized as an interactive and participative course. For the weekly course: students have to read texts and to be ready for critical discussion. For the weekly exercise: students have to engage in group discussions. The course requires reading complex texts in English.

 

Expected student activities

Weekly reading of preparatory texts

Active participation in class, both course and exercise

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed in the following way :

- Mid-term: students will have to answer 2 questions during class (compulsory, no grading)

- Open book written exam during the exam session (100% of the grade)

 

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Others Upon appointment with Dr Rochel

Resources

Bibliography

All resources will be made available on moodle.

To start with: AI Ethics (Mark Coekelbergh, MIT 2020)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 100
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Ethics and law of AI
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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