- Code PHIL3073
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy, Ethics, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Nick Schuster
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course offers an advanced approach to ethics or social and political philosophy, suitable for students who have a background in this area and who may be interested in continuing into 4th year Honours. What is taught will change from year to year.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate familiarity with the philosophical issues relating to ethics and justice as covered in the course;
- argue for a philosophical position related to the material covered in the course;
- display skill in writing research papers in philosophy; and
- discuss ideas verbally and to engage in interactive dialogue.
Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory introduces students to moral, social, and political questions surrounding the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Technical aspects of AI, including data, algorithms, and machine learning, are explored in light of their relations to major issues in normative theory, such as moral agency, moral responsibility, manipulation, exploitation, privacy, and consent.
- 2 x (2000 word) essays (70) [LO 1,2,3]
- Preparation and participation - submission of weekly reading notes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Critical analysis exercise (10) [LO 1,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of weekly seminars (3 hours per week for 12 weeks)
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4424||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||N/A|