Ethical considerations are a key part of building socially beneficial technology. In Ethics in Tech, we’ll examine issues related to technology, including bias, privacy, regulation, labor movements, and diversity and inclusion. Students will analyze existing technologies and computational systems to consider the impact that technology companies and workers have in building socially beneficial technology. The class will identify and discuss ethical and societal dilemmas in design, construction, and adoption. Through the introduction of human-centered design methods, students will engage in interactive design activities, discussions, and present a final research project.
Ethics in TechComputer Science | Engineering | Social Justice | Social Science
Scheduled Class Time*
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live online class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.