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SCTS 205 Artificial Intelligence and Society 4.0 Credits

This course will examine artificial intelligence (AI) and related digital worlds from a Science and Technology Studies (STS) perspective. This course will examine the origins of AI as well as the social orders and cultural practices involved in recent developments. It will explore its potential effects on society, the human psyche and the medical engineering of the body. Finally, the ethical and political implications of AI will be examined. Specific topics discussed will include: virtual words; the uploading of brains into computers; golems, monsters and posthumans; dreams of immortality; smartness and intelligence; bots and online contagion; machine learning, its impact and limits.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Materials Science and Engineering BSMSE

...Electives (GE): SOC 244 , SOC 346 , SCTS 202 , SCTS 205 or approved by MSE advisor...

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