Seminar on Generic Skills - The Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

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Course Description

The objective of this generic skill seminar is to inform PhD students about ethical aspects of the design, production and application of autonomous and intelligent systems, increasing thereby their awareness about potentially broader consequences of their professional work. The seminar will focus on principles developed in the study Ethically Aligned Design (2019), published by the Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, launched by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): human rights, well-being, data-agency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability, awareness of misuse and competence. The seminar will also address the major philosophical views on artificial intelligence and the ethical issues related to it, such as autonomy, justice, discrimination, privacy etc. The seminar will consist of an introductory lecture on relevant ethical positions and concepts, followed by a number of interactive workshops in which students are going to discuss particular applications (and the attempts at their regulation) of autonomous and intelligent systems in diverse areas of human life.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. (2019.), Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, prvo izdanje., IEEE (Online: autonomous-systems.html)
Paula Boddington (2017.), Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence, Springer

For students


ID 211288
  Summer semester
L0 English Level