Top universities offer new course on technology ethicsThe New York Times.
This semester, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are jointly offering a new course on the ethics and regulation of artificial intelligence. The University of Texas at Austin just introduced a course titled “Ethical Foundations of Computer Science” – with the idea of eventually requiring it for all computer science majors. And at Stanford University, the academic heart of the industry, three professors and a research fellow are developing a computer science ethics course for next year. They hope several hundred students will enrol.
The idea is to train the next generation of technologists and policy-makers to consider the ramifications of innovations – like autonomous weapons or self-driving cars – before those products go on sale.
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