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What is ‘AI’?

In STEP 4.2, we asked you to share your associations when thinking of Artificial Intelligence (AI). All kinds of things might have come up. You could have been thinking about …

Welcome to week 1

In this video, we explain how the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is related to the first three weeks of the course: classical philosophy of technology, mediation theory, and ethics.

Examples of ethical questions

This article investigates the central ethical challenges connected to two examples of AI: self-driving cars and AI-based recruitment. In both examples, the ethical issues are connected to the ways in …

Who is in charge of ‘AI’ developments?

In this video, we discuss how AI systems arrive at a decision. It involves more than data, math and ‘black box’ models. In fact, all kinds of value judgments will …

The deluge of ethics principles

Now that you have learned about the wide variety of ethical challenges related to AI, it might not surprise you that several big tech companies, governments, and all kinds of …

Welcome to week 3

In the past two weeks we have discussed human-technology relations and the phenomenon of technological mediation. This week we will examine how mediation is related to ethics; we will show …

End of the course

We have come to the end of this online course of Philosophy of Technology and Design. Thank you very much for your participation! Summary In the first week, the phenomenological …

End of Week 2

This week, you have been introduced to the work of Don Ihde, Bruno Latour and myself. We investigated how technologies can be seen as ‘mediators’ of the relations between humans …

Welcome to week 2

Last week you learned about the classical approaches of Jaspers and Heidegger. This week we will introduce you to more contemporary views about how technologies shape relations between humans and …

Welcome to week 1

The central philosophical approaches in this course are phenomenology, post-phenomenology, and mediation theory (see STEP 1.2 – Glossary). In the first week we will delve into the beginning of the …

End of Week 1

This week you have been introduced to the work of Jaspers and Heidegger. Of course, there is a lot more to learn about them and about other philosophers. Besides reading …