Ethical considerations in artificial intelligence courses

Emanuelle Burton, Judy Goldsmith, Sven Koenig, Benjamin Kuipers, Nicholas Mattei, Toby Walsh

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The recent surge in interest in ethics in artificial intelligence (AI) may leave many educators wondering how to address moral, ethical, and philosophical issues in their AI courses. As instructors we want to develop curriculum that not only prepares students to be AI practitioners, but also to understand the moral, ethical, and philosophical impacts that AI will have on society. In this article we provide practical case studies and links to resources for use by AI educators. We also provide concrete suggestions on how to integrate AI ethics into a general AI course and how to teach a stand-Alone AI ethics course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalAI Magazine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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© 2017, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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