How can we create responsible, trustworthy and value-driven AI? Triggered by the speed at which applications of artificial intelligence are emerging and changing the very way in which society organises itself, we see an important role for research to help lay the foundations for responsible, trustworthy and value-driven AI.
Five new appointed university professors in AI, together with a team of researchers, operate in the context of UvA’s Research Priority Area Human(e) AI. This synthesises ongoing work and stimulates new research on the social consequences of AI in a wide variety of societal areas.
This course ties in directly with the topic of this Research Priority Area Human(e) AI and addresses important questions in a wide range of contexts, such as AI and Democracy, AI in Cultural Heritage, Regulatory issues around AI, AI in Medical Image Analysis, Natural Language Processing, and the Human-AI Interaction.
We offer over 10 guest lectures by experts in the field, each of which will end with a concrete problem for students to work on individually and in a group. During the work-group sessions, students collaborate on writing a piece for a column in a newspaper or online blog on one of the topics treated in this course.
Ms. Aybüke Özgün
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
There will be three components to determine the final grade:
Please note that, in addition to the material provided in the guest lectures, students are expected to explore their selected topic a bit further (e.g., by conducting an interview, using online educational videos, looking for examples from newspapers, and finding additional relevant literature).
Open to second-year and third-year Bachelor’s students.
You can find the timetable on Datanose.
Interest in AI and its consequences for society, no technical AI background is required.
UvA students can register from 7 June 2021 (look for code 5512HUAI6Y in SIS) until one week prior to the start of the course. If you have any trouble while registering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other interested parties, such as contract students or students from other institutions, can register from 7 June 2021 until one week prior to the start of the course by completing the registration form. Please note: contract students can only participate as an observer, they do not participate in tutorials, assignments or the exam.
Check the website.
The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes, and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website.
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|Language of instruction||English|
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