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180113 FS Ethics of Robotics (2020S)

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First meeting on 03.03.2020 begins at 15:00.

Tuesdays (10., 17., 19., 24.) are all 13:15 - 16:45.

Please note that the room changes.

Tuesday 03.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 11.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 17.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 18.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 19.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 24.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 25.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 26.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Current technological developments in the field of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence raise ethical questions. Consider for instance the use of robots in health care, the automation of cars, and the use of intelligent military drones, or the development of more intelligent artificial agents. This course gives an overview of issues and approaches in this field, shows how these issues relate to interesting problems in philosophy, and connects to relevant public debates.

Assessment and permitted materials

In the first session students will be introduced to the topic and the recent literature in the field. The course will be assessed by means of weekly student presentations, regular attendance and significant participation in discussions, weekly commentaries on the literature, and a longer essay at the end of the course (max. 4000 words).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Lecture, literature reading and discussion. (in English)

Examination topics

In-depth knowledge of the recent literature on the topic, ability to critically engage with the problems discussed in the course, and the skill to connect technological developments to philosophical problems.

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle and in the course, mainly in the form of recent journal articles.

Association in the course directory

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