Computer ethics course

Computer ethics

From 24 to 28 June 2019, some students and researchers attended a one-week seminar on Computer Ethics in Belval. Moderated by Katja Rausch, expert in data ethics, the course gave insight into computer ethics and the various aspects of it. 

Starting with Aristotle, and going through the history of ethics (including Kant, deontology, consequentialism), Turing tests, and ending with ethical theories at the forefront of today - ethics of information. Through this course the participants got acquainted with what's important, contentious, appalling, and desired when designing and employing digital systems that replace humans in their roles, and that make morally-burdened choices. By the end of it, the participants have started working on a Code of Ethics for researchers - a work that might well turn into an actual policy document for the future at the University.

For more information, please contact: Andrej DameskiPhD Researcher in Ethics and Law on AI at the LAST-JD Erasmus program with Universita di Bologna as coordinating university and in a cotutele with the University of Luxembourg