HUM-412 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Tieffenbach Emma

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Une seule inscription à un cours SHS+MGT autorisée. En cas d'inscriptions multiples elles seront toutes supprimées sans notification.


Summary

L'objectif de ce séminaire est d'amener les étudiants à réfléchir aux enjeux éthiques que les nouvelles technologies peuvent soulever, parmi lesquels leur incompatibilité avec l'autonomie, la liberté ou la confidentialité de leurs usagers, leurs risques existentiels ou écologiques.

Content

Keywords

Ethics of engineering

Collective harm problem

Scientific integrity

Autonomy

Privacy

Existential risks

Digital apps

Human enhancement

 

 

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No prequisites

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the ethical issues that engineers may encounter in their professional activities.
  • Use ethical concepts and tools in order to form their own ethical judgement in the matter.
  • Propose practicable solutions

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Take responsibility for health and safety of self and others in a working context.
  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a literature review which assesses the state of the art.

Teaching methods

Students will be taught by 3 methods:
1. They will be given a weekly introductory course given in English, aiming at providing them the "nuts and bolts" that they need to pursue their projects (Winter)
2. They will benefit from the coaching of experts, while developing their own project. (Winter/Spring)
3. They will be given time to develop their project as they wish (Winter/Spring)

Expected student activities

  • Participate to the weekly sessions of the introductory courses in Fall
  • Participate to the weekly sessions of the travaux pratiques in Spring
  • Realise a project
  • Defend their project during an oral presentation, followed by a discussion.

 

Assessment methods

The second evaluation, at the end of Spring, bears on the advancement made of the project, the written report, the final oral presentation and discussion.

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

 

https://books.google.ch/books?hl=fr&lr=&id=1yT3DwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=peter+railton+Artificial+intelligence&ots=OidY6Ej4NV&sig=gIFvpSK_JXlUwxNq1ch2IBmKuWc#v=onepage&q=peter%20railton%20Artificial%20intelligence&f=false

https://link.springer.com/journal/11948/volumes-and-issues/21-3

 

 

Websites

Videos

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: The ethics of engineering I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  CM1106  
17-18    
18-19  CM1106  
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mercredi, 16h - 18h: Cours CM1106

Mercredi, 18h - 19h: Projet, autre CM1106