This program offers a course of studies in the ethics of big data and artificial intelligence. The program seeks to develop a curriculum which will study these technologies and their effects from a variety of perspectives. From computer science, mathematics and statistics, and philosophy, we offer courses that give students the technical grounding they need to understand how big data and artificial intelligence work. From philosophy, we offer courses that give students the foundations they need to understand the ethical significance of these technologies. This certificate program is open to degree-seeking students only.
- The curriculum for the Ethics, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence Certificate consists of six courses (18 credits). It requires a minimum of five (3-credit) courses drawn from the two lists stipulated below:
- At least one course from each list must be taken.
- At least one starred* course must be taken
- Keystone course: PHI 3681 Ethics, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence in addition to the five other 3-credit courses.