12:00 GMT / 13:00 CET – Welcome – Dympna O’Sullivan (TU Dublin), Paul Gibson & Stephane Maag (Télécom SudParis)
The welcoming section will include a demo of our open access resources for including Digital Ethics modules in Computer Science and Engineering programmes.
12:30 GMT / 13:30 CET – Why and how teaching ethics to CS and engineering students: current issues and future challenges – Dr. Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano)
By presenting some experiences in teaching ethics to engineering students at Politecnico di Milano, Viola will focus on the issues and challenges of integrating humanities and social sciences in the scientific and engineering curricula.
13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET – Teaching ethics to teachers and engineering students: some reflections on the upshots and downsides when walking a tightrope between puzzle-solving and despair – Dr. Karl de Fine Licht (Chalmers University of Technology)
In this talk Karl will share some of their experiences from teaching ethics to teachers as well as students in a wide range of contexts. Karl will provide both concrete examples on what they do when they teach, as well as describe the challenges they have met, and to some extent how they have dealt with them.
13:30 GMT / 14:30 CET – Coffee Break
TEACHING ETHICS TO COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS – EXPERIENCES FROM SWEDISH UNIVERSITY CONTEXT
13:40 GMT / 14:40 CET – Teaching a Course on New Technologies, Global Risk and the Future of Humanity – Olle Häggström (Chalmers University of Technology)
Every year since 2015, Olle has given the course “New Technologies, Global Risk and the Future of Humanity” at Chalmers University of Technology. The course is project-centered and aimed at prompting the students to think seriously about major challenges facing humanity in relation to emerging and future technologies in biotech, nanotech, AI and other areas. A key aspect to make the course successful is to help the students integrate science and engineering aspects with ethics and the analysis of social consequences, and Olle will sketch how they go about this task.
13:55 GMT / 14:55 CET – AI Ethics Through Fiction – Kathryn Strong Hansen (Chalmers University of Technology)
Kathryn has served as an instructor for an interdisciplinary course that uses fiction to discuss ethical issues with AI and other technological developments here at Chalmers. The talk Kathryn will give provides an overview of this course, explaining why fiction is beneficial as a springboard for ethical discussion and reflection. The talk will also include suggestions of literary, filmic, and televisual fictions that raise real and speculative ethical issues with AI.
14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET – Applied Machine Learning: Machine Learning and Ethics – Vilhelm Verendel (Chalmers University of Technology)
For a few years now, Vilhelm has helped teaching ideas from ethics to engineering students with CS as well as other backgrounds. Vilhelm will share a few lessons learned, including how to rapidly show students how different ethical perspectives can be, how to get discussions started, and bridging abstract philosophical ideas with practical problems.
14:25 GMT / 15:25 CET – Learning from Teaching Ethics at Mälardalen University and Chalmers University of Technology – Gordana Dodig Crnkovic (Chalmers University of Technology and Mälardalen University)
During more than twenty years, starting 2001 at Mälardalen University, Gordana has been teaching students of Computer Science, Engineering, Interaction Design and occasionally Economics in courses “Professional ethics” at Mälardalen University (Bachelor, Master and PhD levels) (2001-2014), and “Research Ethics and Sustainable Development” at Chalmers University of Technology (PhD level) 2014-2017. During the years Gordana had regular guest lectures in Professional Ethics, Ethics of Computing, Ethics of AI, Design Ethics, Ethics for Cognitive Scientists, Robotic Ethics and Ethics of Autonomous Cars. In this talk Gordana will present lessons learned, illustrated by concrete examples from my courses, sketching briefly future possibilities, anticipations and hopes for further developments.
14:40 GMT / 15:40 CET – Coffee Break
14:50 GMT / 15:50 GMT – Workshop
15:20 GMT / 16:20 GMT – Conclusion with highlights from the workshop
16:00 GMT / 17:00 GMT – End of the event