This seminar will pursue a cross-disciplinary investigation of the socio-ethical implications of digital technologies. We will combine theoretical viewpoints with concrete issues facing people who are implementing digital systems. We will cover a variety of themes, including data ownership and control, digital economics and surveillance capitalism, power and governance of algorithmic decision making, humanization of digital technology, and ethics of robotics and autonomous systems.
The course will entail an intense array of learning and teaching methods. We will take up issues that have recently come into focus and are being approached by a variety of disciplines at different paces. We will discuss examples from various domains, such as health, media, games, retail, manufacturing. The class instructors will include Aalto University researchers and affiliates with various academic backgrounds, as well as experts from the industry.
Marko Turpeinen, Kari Hiekkanen & Juho Pääkkönen
Johnson (2009): Computer ethics, ch. 1-2
Moor (1985): What is computer ethics?
Friedman et al. (2008): Value sensitive design and information systems
Royakkers et al. (2018): Societal and ethical issues of digitization
9.10. Ethics of algorithms & power
Juho Pääkkönen & Matti Nelimarkka
16.10. Data economy, surveillance & MyData
Tuukka Lehtiniemi & Antti Poikola
West, S. M. (2017). Data Capitalism: Redefining the Logics of Surveillance and Privacy. Business & Society. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0007650317718185
MyData – A Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-243-455-5
30.10. No lecture, students should finalize their idea proposals for project work
Markus Kalliola from SITRA & Jens Kremer
13.11. Social media & gambling
Suvi Uski, Someturva & Janne Vuorenmaa, Veikkaus
20.11. Humanization of digital technology, and ethics of robotics and autonomous systems.
Jesse Haapoja & Kari Hiekkanen
27.11. Ethical guidelines for AI
Meeri Haataja, Saidot.ai & Minna Mustakallio, Futurice4.12. Final discussion, projects & posters ready
12.12. Poster exhibition at AI Day, Dipoli