• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Advanced Philosophical Topics: Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory (S2 2022) introduces students to ethical and political questions surrounding the development and use of artificial/machine intelligence. Recent technological advances are explored in light of major questions in normative theory about justice and the human good. Due to the focus on current and near-future problems, this course will address real-life cases of the use and abuse of machine intelligence. Philosophical literature will be paired with articles from computer science and the social sciences to give students an interdisciplinary perspective on these emerging issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand and articulate the material covered in the course;
  2. argue for a philosophical position related to the material covered in the course; and
  3. display skill in writing research papers in philosophy.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two x 2,500 word essays (45% each) (90) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Class participation (A brief presentation is required) (10) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 2000 or 3000 level Philosophy (PHIL) courses, or with permission of the convenor.

Prescribed Texts

Course convener to advise via Wattle.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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