Digital Ethics

Provided by: WU
Master's degree (EQF level: 7)

Digital Ethics reflects on and intervenes in the zone where technological innovation, economic organization and moral responsibility overlap. At the interface between these domains emerge new questions, challenges and dilemmas of ethics: how does decision making change when AI-powered machines frame and structure the decision-making process? Who is accountable for actions when technology mediates decisions and enhances capacity to act such as in drone warfare? In how far are digitally mediated platform organizations responsible for actions of its users? How do trust and transparency ensure or undermine the legitimacy of digitalization? And how do we negotiate boundaries between surveillance and freedom in data-driven public and private systems?

  • Summer semester 2024

    Course start date 2024-03-09
    Course end date 2024-06-30
    Language English
    Credits 6 (ECTS)
    Grading scheme: 1 - excellent 2 - good 3 - satisfactory 4 - sufficient 5 - fail