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Ethics & AI @ MIT

The Tools of Moral Philosophy

"Framing a discussion of the risks of advanced technology entirely in terms of ethics suggests that the problems raised are ones that can and should be solved by individual action."


The MIT-JFI Workshop on The Ethics of Algorithms

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the Jain Family Institute are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a workshop on the ethics of algorithmic decision-making systems (ADS). We invite abstracts from all academic disciplines, including (but not limited to) philosophy, computer science, history, political science, anthropology, law, gender studies, criminology, sociology, and data science.

The workshop was due to take place from April 17th to April 18th, 2020 on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA. Because of the Covid-19 situation, it has been postponed; please check this page for updates.

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SHASS Computing and Society Concentration

The Computing and Society Concentration introduces students to critical thinking about the social and ethical dimensions of computing.

Drawing on selected classes from nine MIT-SHASS units, this concentration helps students understand that computing is a social practice with profound human implications, and that the humanities and social sciences offer insights to improve the cultural, ethical and political impact of contemporary and future technology.

Concentration requirement: four subjects taken from nine MIT-SHASS units:

Anthropology (Course 21A)
Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS & Course 21W)
Global Languages (Course 21G)
History (Course 21H)
Linguistics and Philosophy (Course 24)
Literature (Course 21L)
Political Science (Course 17)
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS)