Courses of Study 2021-2022 
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Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECE 2750 - Robot Ethics

(crosslisted) ENGRG 2750 INFO 2750 , STS 2751  
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: a First-Year Writing Seminar. ECE 2750 cannot be used to satisfy ECE technical requirement.

P.A. Doing.

Covers the ethics of intelligent autonomous systems. Fulfills liberal studies credit – is not an ECE technical elective. As technologies and algorithms that can autonomously take in information, make decisions, and act on those decisions become more and more prevalent, questions arise as to the moral and ethical aspects of their use. What are the philosophical foundations for a new Robot Ethics? Topics covered include social and therapeutic robotics, search and rescue, surveillance, military decision making, financial markets, social media, robot artists, robot scientists, automation, medical robotics, and policing, among others.

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