CyberEthicsLab. will contribute to the annual Advanced Course in Ethics and Informatics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
The course is intended for anyone with an interest in learning more about the human and ethical impacts of digital technologies. The course structure combines the study of philosophy and the bases of computer science, weaving theoretical foundations with applied practice. The objective of the course is to provide an advanced specialization and the knowledge and skills required to understand information technology from a philosophical perspective, to evaluate the emergence of new ethical problems in the field, and to propose solutions and development directions, with particular attention to human and social impacts.
The link with new developments in information technology is considered crucial: issues such as those related to artificial intelligence, data management, privacy issues, personal communication, the use of technology in education, are also or mainly philosophical issues. This is what birthed the idea of the advanced course in Ethics and Informatics, intended not only for students with a degree in Philosophy but also for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of such topical and important issues, with a balanced approach between the academic and professional fields.
The four modules that constitute the course (Ethics and History of Informatics, Fundamentals of Informatics, Philosophy of Informatics, Ethics and Law of Informatics) are intended to offer a well-structured picture of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations of informatics, with particular attention to ethical aspects, both from a personal and social perspective. The intended outcomes of the course are for students to acquire the ability to critically and autonomously judge contemporary uses of information technology and to design and propose improvements, changes, and new innovation horizons. This knowledge will be supported by the scientific and professional expertise of the speakers, academic teachers involved in research in these fields of study and specialists and researchers active in the ethics of information technology and information management systems.
Lessons will be held in Italian. More information will follow and can be found at this link.