Summer 2021 - CMPT 320 D100
Social Implications - Computerized Society (3)
Class Number: 3051
Delivery Method: In Person
An examination of social processes that are being automated and implications for good and evil, that may be entailed in the automation of procedures by which goods and services are allocated. Examination of what are dehumanizing and humanizing parts of systems and how systems can be designed to have a humanizing effect. Breadth-Science.
This course explores the social implications of the wide adoption of computing technologies. Ethics will be used as the framework for discussions. This course will involve lectures by the instructor, lectures by visiting lecturers, in-class discussion, individual and group class presentations, and case analysis. This is not a W course, but writing will be used as a means to understand and reason about complex issues.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- An overview of ethical theories
- Computing implications to free speech, privacy, and intellectual property issues
- Computing implications to medicine, education, and the government
- Artificial intelligence and data ethics
To be discussed first week of classes.
- Ethics for the Information Age, 8th Edition (eText Instant Access), Michael J. Quinn, Pearson, 2020,
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
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