Teaching: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence 🤖+🤔

Instructors: Saiph Savage (UNAM Civic Innovation Lab), Claudia Flores-Saviaga (WVU HCI Lab),
Grecia MacĂ­as Llanas (R3D), Ana Karen Ramirez (Epic Queen)

This mini-course is an introduction into how you can harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) while respecting human rights. For this purpose, the course will teach you how to: (1) identify where ethical issues in an AI system or pipeline can emerge; (2) design impactful intelligent systems that respect human rights; (3) think critically about what we should allow AI systems to do and how these intelligent systems should be deployed into our society. We will study these topics by connecting how human rights theory can influence AI principles. We will have hands on python projects and discussions related to disinformation, the future of work, and police surveillance. No prior experience is required.

Why we are doing this course.

Most AI/ML courses think about the ethical implications as an afterthought. Most courses are very focused on teaching the algorithms. This course aims to provide a human-centered design approach to studying and building AI systems. Through this we will teach you how to design AI platforms that respect human rights. This course is based on the Human-AI Interaction course taught at Carnegie Mellon University by Chinmay Kulkarni and Mary Beth Kery.

Course Objectives.

Upon completion of this course, you will advance your knowledge in:
  • Ethics in Human-AI Interaction.​ After completion of this mini section of the course, you will be able to:
    • Describe the Standard Machine Learning Pattern​
    • Determine where the Standard Pattern fails ​and human values could be violated
    • Describe often overlooked factors that impact the Standard Pattern​ and bring potential violation of human rights
    • Understand the common terminology that is used when talking about machine learning performance​
    • Justify where iteration in a machine learning pipeline is most important to respect human values
    • Understand the fundamental technical problems in Human-AI interaction, especially to respect human values
  • Practical Application of Ethics in Human-AI Interaction.​ In this mini section of the course, we will have discussions and programming related to:
    • Disinformation (Deep Fakes)
    • Police Surveillance
    • Future of Work

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