Courses

*Engineering Sciences 28. Technology, Ethics, and Society

We live in a time of unprecedented technological change that affects how we live with each other and with our environment. How, in areas that lack precedents and are fraught with uncertainties, can we strike a balance between technological progress and social welfare? Students are expected to leave the course with a deeper understanding of technology-society linkages as seen through three analytic lenses: risk, inequality, and human dignity. They will see how assumptions about progress and political legitimacy affect each of these dimensions of human development by looking at examples such as genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, environmental change, and big data.

Professor: 

Keith Raffel

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

T

Time: 

9:00-11:45

Course ID: 

207608

Subject Area: 

Engineering Sciences

Research Areas: 

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