Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The MOOC deals with the problems created, aggravated or transformed by AI. It is intended to give students a chance to reflect on the ethical, social, and cultural impact of AI by focusing on the issues faced by and brought about by professionals in AI but also by citizens, institutions and societies. The MOOC addresses these topics by means of case studies and examples analyzed in the light of the main ethical frameworks.

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This MOOC is one of the MOOCs of the series titled “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”, aimed at providing technical and non-technical, including historical and political, notions on artificial intelligence. The series investigates why artificial intelligence is nowadays considered the most disruptive enabling technologies up to at least 2050 and gives basic groundings for a preliminary approach to the area. It also deepens ethical issues and national strategies.

This course deals on how to reflect on the ethical, social, and cultural issues of AI and how to apply ethical frameworks to problems created, aggravated or transformed by AI.

Provided ByPolitecnico di Milano
Type of providerHE Institution
Learning opportunity typeMOOC
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Start date2021-08-30
End date2022-03-27
Workload in hours8
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsYou can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.
AssessmentsTo successfully complete this course, and henceforth receive the certificate of accomplishment, it is necessary to pass the quiz with 60%.
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
ISCEDF Code0223 - Philosophy and ethics
Education subject0223 Philosophy and ethics
Learning settingsnon formal learning
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Critically
Critically analyze the current policies for AI
Learning outcome typeSkill
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Describe
Describe the reasons for an ethical analysis applied to AI
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Identify
Identify the ethical and social impacts and implications of AI
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Learn how
Learn how to analyze problems through an ethical lens
Learning outcome typeSkill
Reusability levelCross-sector skills and competences
Related skill
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Recognize and analyze
Recognize and analyze ethical and social issues inherent in AI by means of examples and case-studies analyzed with the use of the main ethical frameworks
Learning outcomeEthics of AI – LO – Recognize how
Recognize how the notion of responsibility is challenged when designing and using AI tools
Assessor typeartificial intelligence
Assessment formatautomatic grading
Awarding opportunityThe Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completes the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions by the end of the edition. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website. Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition. The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.

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