Social & Ethical Issues: Instructional Materials

Teaching AI, Ethics, Law and Policy Artificial Intelligence

The cyberspace and the development of new technologies, especially intelligent systems using artificial intelligence, present enormous challenges to computer professionals, data scientists, managers and policy makers. There is a need to address professional responsibility, ethical, legal, societal, and policy issues. This paper presents problems and issues relevant to computer professionals and decision makers and suggests a curriculum for a course on ethics, law and policy. Such a course will create awareness of the ethics issues involved in building and using software and artificial intelligence.

Video Friday: Roboy, AI Ethics, and Big Clapper

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!): Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos. We wrote about HAMR back in February, and it's now grown some cute lil' footpads that allow it to walk on water, and also sink (on purpose). In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Here's a free AI class that'll prepare you for the robot takeover


The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence now offers a free six-part online course, The Elements of AI, available to anyone. I like free stuff: Especially when there's no catch. Sign up is quick and simple, and there's no application process. Completion of the course will earn you a LinkedIn certificate and, if you're enrolled in a Finnish university, you can get a couple credits. It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your business More importantly, you'll get a free education designed to introduce students to the basic concepts surrounding artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

The Rise of the AI: Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Construction


The field of construction is well placed to benefit from the advent of machine learning and artificial intelligence. As part of the BIM 360 Project IQ Team at Autodesk, I've had the privilege of being a part of Autodesk's foray into machine learning for construction. This talk will focus on summarizing the developments in this space, and we'll cover some ways in which one can prepare to maximize value from this technology. The class has 2 sections. The first part provides a broad survey of some of the applications of AI and machine learning in construction, and the potential impact.

Looking to the Future of AI: A Capstone Course


In fruition the advances in artificial intelligence have been significant in many fields (and obviously in tech) such as medicine, education, the arts etc. The potential for artificial intelligence in the future is huge and the discourse surrounding its impact on society is hotly debated by governments small and large. Where Do I Think We Are Going? The potential for the Internet of Things will probably explode in the next five years. Medicine (bio medics) has just started to tap the potential for large scale analytics/pipeline. Let the discourse continue, but I personally am excited to see what artificial intelligence brings to the world in the next ten years.