ICT, Ethics and Embodiment

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will introduce the students to ideas on artificial intelligence, robots, embodiment and cyborgs as seen in an ICT ethical perspective. During the course module, the students will engage in lectures and discussions on robotics, embodiment and cyborgs conceived in the context of persuasive design, learning and human-computer interaction.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • artificial intelligence: scientific and philosophical perspectives

  • robots and embodiment

  • cyborgs: Ideas and design

  • artificial intelligence, robots, embodiment and cyborgs as seen in an ICT ethical perspective

Skills

In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • observing, analysing and interpreting the use of artificial intelligence,

  • evaluating the role of embodiment, robots and cyborgs in persuasive design

  • analysing the conceptual and ethical aspects of the use of embodiment, robots and cyborgs

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the use of embodiment, robots and cyborgs

  • engaging in an interdisciplinary collaboration on persuasive design involving embodiment, robots and cyborgs

  • identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the use of embodiment, robots and cyborgs.

Exam

Exams

Name of examICT, Ethics and Embodiment
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The test takes its point of departure in a project report that may not exceed 15 pages per student in the group, and may not exceed 20 pages for individual projects.

Literature foundation: 1000 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
ECTS10
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentIn the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only a few insignificant omissions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleIKT, Etik og Udførelse
Module codeKAINFOAR1612
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities
SchoolSchool of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology, Art, Communication and Technology