AI, Ethics and the Law LAWS10009

This new breadth subject for Bachelor of Arts students uses interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate AI, ethics and the law.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and new digital technologies are affecting almost every aspect of modern society. These developments have many beneficial consequences. The varied uses of AI also raise a host of concerns, including about their impact on employment, health and safety, interpersonal relationships, human rights, discrimination, and human autonomy. Developing sound ethical, policy and legal responses to AI requires expertise from the technical fields, especially maths, computer science and engineering, and also the social sciences and humanities, including sociology, psychology, criminology, history, ethics, and philosophy. This subject uses interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate AI, ethics and the law.

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