PHIL 007. First-Year Seminar: Ethics and Technology
(Cross-listed as CPSC 015)
There has been an accelerated shift in the influence of computing technology and the use of algorithms in our daily lives. With this technology comes serious ethical questions. Philosophers are often well-equipped to wrestle with ethical questions, but less well-equipped to wrestle with questions of technology itself. Computer scientists are well-equipped to deal with the problems and challenges of technology, but less well-equipped to deal with the ethical problems and challenges that technology can pose. In this co-taught course, we bring together the two fields to address ethical questions involving social media, data mining, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and other topics.
Spring 2019. Thomason, Soni
Catalog chapter: Philosophy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy
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