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2023 Fall - CML4112A - Interdisciplinary Studies in Law (Class Number: 5510)

Ethics for Design, Robotics and AI


Professor(s): Jason Millar
Language: English
Units: 3
Level: Upper year

Class Schedule

TermActivityDay
2023 Fall
(September 06 - October 06)
SEMTue 13:00 - 14:20
2023 Fall
(September 06 - December 06)
SEMThu 11:30 - 12:50
2023 Fall
(October 10 - October 10)
SEMTue 13:00 - 14:20
2023 Fall
(November 14 - November 14)
SEMTue 13:00 - 14:20
2023 Fall
(October 16 - November 10)
SEMTue 13:00 - 14:20
2023 Fall
(November 20 - December 06)
SEMTue 13:00 - 14:20

Description:

This is a survey course on law and technology issues. Designed as an introductory offering to the technology law space, this course asks students to consider transformative technologies and how their impact is felt in society, in the law, and in their lives. Course content will include contemporary challenges such as privacy, the Internet, the platform economy, machine learning, robotics, algorithmic justice, genetic engineering, cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and the confluence of these factors in our modern, interconnected world. Content may vary from year to year based on recent events and new emergent technologies.

Teaching Method:

Seminar

Additional information on the teaching method delivered in this class:

Through weekly readings, class discussions, and short assignments, students will develop the skills to critically approach technological changes and analyze how innovation influences both what the law is and what it might become. In addition to a final paper, students will have to choose four weeks during which to respond with a short, written assignment

Additional Requirements or Recommendations:

No formal pre-requisites are required, except a genuine interest in the ethics, law, and policy of technology.

Materials Used:

Online materials will be provided.

Method of Evaluation


 

Other Type of Evaluation:

Evaluation will consist of:
- Class participation
- Short written assignments in response to readings
- A final paper


 

Final Exams:

Exam type: None

Exam duration:


 

Method of evaluation for graduate students:

Evaluation will consist of:
- Class participation
- Short written assignments in response to readings
- A final paper