Advanced Philosophical Topics: Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand and articulate the material covered in the course;
- argue for a philosophical position related to the material covered in the course; and
- display skill in writing research papers in philosophy.
- Two x 2,500 word essays (45% each) (90) [LO 1,2,3]
- Class participation (A brief presentation is required) (10) [LO 1,2]
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Workload130 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7352||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|