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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 097677 - COMPUTER ETHICS
Docente Schiaffonati Viola
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (471) BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA*AZZZZ097677 - COMPUTER ETHICS
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (481) COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA*AZZZZ097677 - COMPUTER ETHICS
099451 - COMPUTER ETHICS FOR ENG4SD

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Aims and goals

This course deals with the application of ethical theories to problem created, aggravated or transformed by computer technology. It is intended to give students a chance to reflect on the ethical, social, and cultural impact of computer technology by focusing on the issues faced by and brought about by computing professionals. Students should acquire a broad perspective on the social and ethical impacts and implications of information technology; they should develop skills in clarifying and ethically analyzing realistic cases involving information technology, as well as they should exercise and improve their skills in critical writing. The course includes lectures by the instructor and visiting scholars; class participation will be expected, and students should apply what they learn through reading and lectures by looking at current events through an ethical lens. 

 

Program of lessons and seminars

The course will cover different topics both from and theoretical and a more practical point of view. We will start with a broad analysis of the concept of responsibility, in particular in an engineering perspective, and of normative ethics and its tools. We will introduce codes of conduct with a detailed discussion about the ACM and IEEE Codes. We will discuss ethical questions in the design of technology with a focus on Design Ethics and its Social Ethics paradigm. Then ethics in IT-configured societies will be discussed and technology as the instrumentation of human action will be presented. Within this context we will focus: on information flow, privacy, and surveillance, on digital intellectual property and on digital order. Finally the ethical cycle will be presented as a tool to analyze and solve ill-structured ethical problems.

 

Prerequisites

No prerequisite is required.

 

Required bibliography

Papers posted on the course webpage.

 

Additional information can be found on the course webpage: http://home.dei.polimi.it/schiaffo/CE

 


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Grading will be on the following basis: 50% final project (written paper or oral presentation); 50% oral discussion on the course topics.


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lezione
30.0
esercitazione
0.0
laboratorio informatico
0.0
laboratorio sperimentale
0.0
progetto
20.0
laboratorio di progetto
0.0

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
schedaincarico v. 1.6.2 / 1.6.2
Area Servizi ICT
04/06/2020