The Ethics and Philosophy of Digital Technologies

Programme Code: PHIL2653

Faculty of: Arts

Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduate, HKU Postgraduate, Non HKU Undergraduate, Non HKU Postgraduate

Area of Interest: Arts

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 16,400

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:

10% Partner Discount
5% Early Bird Discount (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Note: 

The application procedure of this programme is separated from HKUSI application system. You will be required to apply and pay all fees separately. For more information, please visit the programme link.

For HKU students, please visit here for the application procedures.

Course Description:

New digital technologies, from driverless cars to twitter to facial recognition software, pose a variety of new philosophical and ethical challenges. What are these challenges, and how can we respond to them to ensure informed and responsible innovation? This course will consider case studies covering three broad philosophical/ethical themes: (1) fairness in AI systems, (2) fake news and epistemic infrastructure, and (3) bias and discrimination in the digital age.

Course Outline:

Course-Outline

Programme Schedule:

Monday – Friday 14:30 – 17:30

Programme Link: https://arts.hku.hk/prospective-students/summer-institute-in-the-arts—humanities/undergraduate-level/undergraduate-programmes-session-c

For enquires, please contact Faculty of Arts General Office:
Email: arts.summer@hku.hk
Phone:  +852 3917 8977

 

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.