AI, Society and Humanity


Units: 12


AI and robotic technologies are rapidly developing and spreading, with corresponding social and human impacts & opportunities. Understanding these potential risks and benefits requires a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from ethics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and more. These diverse perspectives can help us to ensure that new technologies support and advance human and social values & interests. In this course, we will study relevant disciplinary methods & frameworks through a series of case studies of current or near-future AI and robotic technologies. We will learn to apply those techniques to analyze and understand the challenges & opportunities presented by novel technology.