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Ethical, Social, Legal, Economic and Cultural Aspects of AI, (ELSEC)

This course is conceived as a two-day interdisciplinary discussion forum about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems on human behavior and the related ethical, legal, social, economic, and cultural issues (ELSEC), combined with assignments to be conducted besides attending the two days.

Time and registration

Information about the next opportunity to ernoll in the course will be posted here. 

About the course

Artificial Intelligence (AI), both embedded in systems or embodied in artifacts (e.g robots), is increasingly everywhere. It affects everyone and has the capability to transform public and private organizations and the services and products they offer. Whereas AI has huge potential to make our lives easier, and help us to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, there are increasing concerns about its impact on humans and society. The development and use of AI raise fundamental ethical, legal, and economic issues for society, which are of vital importance to our future.

Besides providing an introduction to AI, the topics responsible AI, collaborative AI, social AI, explainability, and AI and design for values will be discussed regarding how these can be approached from ethical, societal, and engineering (computational) perspectives.

The course corresponds to 2 ECTs and consists of lectures and group work sessions, divided over two days, combined with home assignments to be presented on a third day. The course is developed by the Department of Computing Science as part of AI Competence for Sweden, and builds partly upon a winter school organized by Professor Virginia Dignum and the EU-project HUMAINT during Spring 2019.

A certificate of attendance will be provided, but no formal credits in this edition of the course.