Data privacy. Intrinsic bias. Robot rights. As artificial intelligence evolves, so do the many controversies that surround the use of this advanced technology. From military drones to shopping recommendations, AI is powering a wide array of smart products and services across nearly every industry—and with it, creating new ethical dilemmas for which there are no easy answers.
As technology continues to develop at an unprecedented rate, those involved with AI often lack the tools and knowledge to expertly navigate ethical challenges. In response, MIT Professional Education is pleased to introduce an exciting new course, Ethics of AI: Safeguarding Humanity.
Led by MIT experts Bernhardt L. Trout and Stefanie Jegelka, this course examines today’s most pressing ethical issues related to AI and explores ways that organizations can leverage technology to benefit mankind. Over the course of two intensive days, you will:
- Deepen your understanding of the technological basis of AI
- Explore key ethical issues related to the technology’s production and implementation
- Examine the relationship between AI and politics, from warfare to the manipulation of public opinion
- Analyze machine bias and other ethical risks
- Assess the individual and corporate responsibilities related to AI deployment
Ultimately, you will redirect your thinking from what is merely advantageous to what is genuinely good—and return to your workplace prepared to help your organization navigate the ethical aspects of AI development and deployment.