Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 00:00

Sun, July 12, 2020 12:00 AM - Sat, July 25, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15-18, and is offered at UBC Vancouver. This program offers the option to stay in a UBC student residence during the program or commute daily.

We can now build powerful machine learning algorithms – a set of steps for a computer to accomplish a task – that appear to exhibit creativity and ingenuity without the undesirable biases that affect human decision-making. In this course, examine three critical questions: 1) What sort of creativity, if any, do algorithms really exhibit? 2) What possible sources of bias, if any, might actually influence algorithmic decisions? and, 3) Given the growing reliance on algorithms in various professions, what type of jobs, if any, will be left to human beings?

Who should take this course?
This course is ideal if you’re interested in artificial intelligence, creativity, art, governance or the ethics of technology.

Your instructor
KOUSAKU YUI, PhD Candidate, is a philosopher of cognitive science. His research focuses on the self, social cognition and emotions. He also has research interests in aesthetics, comparative philosophy and the ethics of artificial intelligence.

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