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Legal and Ethical Implications in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development

How can human ethics be applied to artificial intelligence agents?

Legal and Ethical Implications in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Explore the application of human ethics to AI development

‘AI for Social Good’ is a major campaign to ensure different sectors, including healthcare, justice, agriculture, transport, finance, hospitality and education, apply AI for the greater good.

In this short course, you will have the chance to learn about the different laws governing computer use, the ethics for AI, and the obstacles to ethical practice in AI development.

What topics will you cover?

  • Laws governing computer use
  • Ethical frameworks for technology (normative theories: consequentialist; non-consequentialist)
  • The ethical issues in nascent artificial intelligence

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate the initiatives that have arisen for ethical artificial intelligence (AI for Social Good, the Partnership on AI, and the EU AI Alliance)
  • Compare the ethical and legal implications of a variety of case studies

Who is the course for?

This course is useful for anyone who wants to know what ethical issues have emerged in nascent artificial intelligence (AI) through the application of algorithms, machine learning and data science, to better manage AI development teams.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Mark Elshaw is a lecturer and researcher at Coventry University. His teaching and research interesting include AI, neural network, AI ethics, biological inspired computing system.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry