[ 536AISOTASK19 ] KV Technology and Society

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year (*)Artificial Intelligence Ulrich Meyer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Artificial Intelligence 2019W
Objectives This course addresses the interrelation between technology and society. It is based on the discussion of theoretical and empirical texts, which offer an insight into different aspects of the interplay between technology and society. The course addresses questions such as: How does technology shape and is shaped by society? What is the relationship between technology, knowledge, expertise, and democracy? How are future technologies designed and who is being included/excluded in its creation? Starting with general ideas about the relation between technology and society, the course will then take a closer look at Artificial Intelligence as one particular strand of technology which is considered to significantly impact society in the near future.
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Language English
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment