860-0024-00L  Digital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersD. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants is limited to 30.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
860-0024-00 VDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges2 hrs
Mon18-20RZ F 21 »
D. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen

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AbstractThis 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...
ObjectiveParticipants 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.
ContentWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
Lecture notesWill be provided on a complementary website of the course.
LiteratureEthically Aligned Design
Version 1: Link
Version 2: Link

Value-Sensitive Design
Link

Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design
Link

Thinking Ahead
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319150772

Towards Digital Enlightenment
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-90869-4

Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinisierung des Menschen
Link

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy (J Taplin)
Link

How Humans Judge Machines
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humans-Judge-Machines-Cesar-Hidalgo/dp/0262045524/

Further literature will be recommended in the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo 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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersD. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationTo 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.

Learning materials

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Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

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Restrictions

Places30 at the most
Waiting listuntil 06.03.2021

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ProgrammeSectionType
GESS Science in PerspectiveSociologyWInformation
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterElectivesWInformation