Universität Osnabrück
Seminar: 8.3567 Discrimination and AI - Details
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General information

Course name Seminar: 8.3567 Discrimination and AI
Course number 8.3567
Semester WiSe 2022/23
Current number of participants 26
Home institute LE Cognitive Science
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
Next date Thu., 09.02.2023 14:00 - 16:00, Room: 93/E07
Art der Durchführung Präsenz-Sitzungen ohne Video-Aufzeichnung [präsenz]
Sprache Englisch
ECTS points 4

Course location / Course dates

93/E07 Thu.. 14:00 - 16:00 (13x)
n.a. Thursday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly(1x)

Module assignments


This seminar will start with a general introduction to the topic of discrimination. We will read and discuss texts on topics such as oppression, bias, stereotypes and heuristics. Moreover, we will explore the concept of intersectionalism which may help to understand specific instances of discrimination. In a second step, we will then relate the previously discussed theories and concepts to the domain of AI. Looking at different examples of discrimination by AI systems (e.g. through chatbots and voice assistants) we will discuss why they may be especially prone to discriminatory practices.