Course Detail
Course Components:
This course surveys issues in the ethics of technology and design. How do technologies transform our lives and communities? What new ethical problems might arise from emerging technologies? How might values and biases become embedded in technologies and the built environment? How might specific technologies further oppression — or resist it? Discussion may include the ethical dimensions of issues such as: algorithmic bias; creating and training AI; data collection; genetic modification; video game design; surveillance; data-assisted policing; automation; performance enhancing drugs; transhumanism; and the interaction of technology and issues in gender, race, and sexuality. The course is intended both for students in philosophy and ethics and for students involved in creating and designing such technologies.