800862 VU Governing AI

winter semester 2023/2024 | Last update: 29.08.2023 Place course on memo list
VU Governing AI
VU 2

Students understand the challenges inherent in the use of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making systems, how processes for designing and using AI can be made human rights compliant, and how AI decisions can be explained.

Artificial intelligence has become a major topic of regulation. But what is “AI”? What are its limits? Do we need “AI ethics”? AI laws? On a global scale? In Europe? Is AI neutral? Can AI discriminate? Can “AI” take decisions? Can they – do they have to be – explained or be explainable? What are the limits to the use of AI in different societal settings? Automated cars exist, but what about automated judges? The course will tackle different examples of how AI and automated decision-making systems are used and will enable students to understand how law can serve to mitigate the risks and harness the opportunities of AI. 

After an introduction to the law, ethics, and technology of AI and online visits to representative AI actors*, we will apply what we have discussed to real cases selected by students and develop sustainable recommendations for the use of AI in society via service-learning and co-creation approaches.

Students of all Aurora universities (incl. students of Universität Innsbruck) are invited to apply for participation in this course from 16 August 2023 until 10 September 2023 (or until the maximum number of participants has been reached) at the following link: https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/international/aurora/aurora-course-offerings/universitat-innsbruck/ 

The first online meeting will take place on October 4th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CEST, the link to the meeting room will be sent in good time via email.