Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (483) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA MECCANICA
052718 - ETHICS FOR TRANSPORTATIONS
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (475) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA
052718 - ETHICS FOR TRANSPORTATIONS
The course aims to:
- make students more aware of the ethical, societal and political aspects and problems related to the design, development, production, management and use of transportation systems, with a particular focus on their digitalisation and robotisation.
- make students able to identify ethical, societal and political issues in their profession
- introduce students to a range of relevant theoretical concepts and tools, including the theories of Responsible Innovation and Value-Senstive Design, theories of justice in transportation, issues of moral and legal responsibility for the working of transport systems, the trade-off between individual freedom and public safety in transportation, issues of privacy in the age of digitalisation of transport systems, and the problem of technological unemployment.
- train students to use also philosophical concepts and theories to analyse and resolve, diminish or prevent ethical and societal issues in their profession as designer, developer, controller, or manager of (transportation) technology.
- educate students to have a more critical, open-minded and interdisciplinary approach to technical issues.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
After having completed the course the student:
- can better recognise and analyse ethical and social aspects and problems inherent in transportation and in the work of professionals and managers active in the design, development, management and control of transportation systems
- can see these problems within the broader background of moral and political philosophy
- can look at technical issues in a more critical and open-minded way
- are able to explore and assess possibilities for solving or diminishing existing and emerging ethical and social problems that attach to transportation and the work of professionals and managers in this domain
- are better prepared to perform their future work as a professional or manager in the design, development, production and control of (transportation) technology in an ethical and socially responsible way
- can read and understand an academic philosophical text in ethics of technology
- can engage in a critical and constructive discussion over the ethical, societal or political dimensions of technical systems
- can prepare a small report/essay of critical analysis of ethical, societal, or political issues related to a case-study in transportation
The course will cover the following topics:
- The moral and social responsibilities of engineers
- The theory of Responsible Innovation and Value-Sensitive Design (case-study: ethics and self-driving vehicles)
- Theories of justice in transportation (case study: ethics and digital platforms for mobility, e.g. Uber)
- Individual freedom and public safety in private transportation (case-study: ethics and Intelligent Speed Adaptation systems)
- Issues of moral and legal responsibility
- Privacy in the age of digital transportation systems
- The future of human work in the age of autonomous technologies
No specific pre-requirements.
Modalità di valutazione
The course consists of a series of lectures and workshops. The attendance of both lectures and workshops is strongly recommended.
In preparation of the workshops students will be required to send short summaries of the assigned materials to the lecturer; during the workshops students will be engaged in group works under the guidance of the lecturers, in which they will be requested to critically discuss the materials, and to apply the theories and methodes presented in the materials to case studies. At the end of every workshop students will prepare a (short) group report of their activities and reflections.
For students who actively participate in workshops (one absence is permitted), and succesfully complete all the workshop-related assignments, the final assessment of the course will coincide with the assessment of their workshop-related activities (short summaries, group works, and reports)
Students who cannot attend (all) the workshops or fail to succesfully complete the workshop-related activities, in order to complete the course, will have to prepare a written individual essay under the supervision of the lecturer. The specific content and format of the essay will be discussed with the lecturer during the course.
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