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Current topics in the ethics of information technology




In this seminar, we will discuss current issues related to the ethical aspects of information technology. The discussions will be based on recent papers. There is a wide range of possible topics, from more applied to highly theoretical questions: Is it a problem that artificial intelligence is outperforming humans in more and more areas? What moral rules should apply to computer games? Can Rawl's concept of reflective equilibrium be digitized?
The exact content of the seminar will depend on the interests of the students. The first few meetings will provide a general introduction to some ethical theories, and we will also determine the topics for the rest of the semester. A good first resource is the journal Ethics and Information Technology:
The papers are available via the university VPN.
4 credits can be earned through regular attendance, a (group) presentation and a short paper.

Weitere Angaben

Ort: 66/E01
Zeiten: Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich)
Erster Termin: Mittwoch, 03.04.2024 10:00 - 12:00, Ort: 66/E01
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)
ECTS-Punkte: 4
Art der Durchführung: Präsenz-Sitzungen ohne Video-Aufzeichnung [präsenz]


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