Values by Design in the Algorithmic Era

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This introduction to applied ethics in systems design provides a sense of how technologists and businesses can evolve their thinking about manufacturing AI or AS products in the algorithmic era. Presents methods for identifying, analyzing, and operationalizing moral, societal and legal values in the context of AI projects, in explicit and verifiable ways to enable inspection and stakeholder participation.

What you will learn:

  • Explain what "ethics" mean
  • Recite important streams of ethical thinking and reasoning
  • Explain what "values" are in AI projects
  • Summarize the importance of the stakeholder process to derive value for system design  

This course is part of the following course program:

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Design

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Data engineer, AI/ML engineer, Design engineer, Computer engineer, Security engineer, Software engineer


Sarah Spiekermann

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Sarah Spiekermann chairs the Institute for Management Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna, Austria). She is author of the book “Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-based System Design Approach” and co-chairs the respective IEEE standardization effort P7000 (Model Process for addressing Ethical Concerns during System Design). In 2016 Sarah founded the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab. Here, and in her institute privacy engineering and online disclosure behavior are – next to her work on ethical system design – core subject matters of research.

Sara Jordan

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Sara Jordan has been an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Center for Public Administration & Policy at Virginia Tech. since August 2014. Prior to joining the Center for Public Administration & Policy faculty, Sara worked at University of Miami and University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University--College Station in 2007.

Publication Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5386-0015-3

Values by Design in the Algorithmic Era
  • Course Provider: Standards Association
  • Course Number: EDP498
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH