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Honoursmodule: Towards an AI society: Challenges and Chances

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing at a rapid pace. Its countless applications are structuring our lives and society in crucial domains such as education, healthcare, surveillance, transportation, journalism, communication, and law. As we already leave many safety-critical and consequential social decisions in the hands of artificial systems, we must ensure that these systems behave in a responsible and ethical manner, and do not harm their users, other individuals, and society at large.  

This course focuses on a number of topics and debates in the philosophy of AI, with a particular emphasis on the ethical challenges and societal consequences the widespread use and rapid development of AI create. We will take a historical perspective, pay attention to the differences between symbolic AI and sub-symbolic AI, highlight several advantages the widespread use of AI is expected to yield, and examine the profound social and ethical challenges an AI society has to overcome. In particular, we will focus on issues around explainability, transparency, responsibility, and accountability for AI. 

Timetable

You can find the timetable on Datanose.

Registration

Registration is open to second-year or third-year Bachelor's students participating in an Honours programme. Between 8 June 10 am and 12 June 11 pm, you can register by completing the online registration form that will appear on our website Honoursmodules IIS.

Please note: Registration is not through SIS. Placement is at random. There is no guarantee for placement if you register after June 12, so make sure you register on time. You will hear which course(s) you are registered for in the week of 20 June. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at Honours-iis@uva.nl.

More information

Facts & Figures
Mode Honours programme
Credits 6 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September