860-0024-00L Digital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||M. M. Dapp|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants is limited to 35|
|Abstract||This 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...
|Objective||Participants shall learn to understand that any technology implies not only opportunities, but also risks, and that 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.
|Literature||Will be provided on a complementary website of the course. Complementary literature should be searched and evaluated by the students|
|Prerequisites / Notice||To 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.