Responsible AI, Law, Ethics & Society

CDS DS 482

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Social Inquiry II
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

The deployment of Artificial Intelligence systems in multiple domains of society raises fundamental challenges and concerns, such as accountability, liability, fairness, transparency and privacy. The dynamic nature of AI systems requires a new set of skills informed by ethics, law, and policy to be applied throughout the life cycle of such systems: design, development and deployment. It also involves ongoing collaboration among data scientists, computer scientists, lawyers and ethicists. Tackling these challenges calls for an interdisciplinary approach: deconstructing these issues by discipline and reconstructing with an integrated mindset, principles and practices between data science, ethics and law. This course aims to do so by bringing together students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds into teams that work together on joint tasks in an intensive series of in-class sessions. This unique course will bring together students from either computing and data science disciplines or law and public policy disciplines from multiple institution. Course page: Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, Social Inquiry II, Teamwork/Collaboration.

SPRG 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Hod WED TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Stamped Approval
Mts w/Cds DS682

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