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Class Objective and Outline

“Artificial intelligence” (AI) has been increasingly implemented in a variety of fields such as automated driving, agriculture, medicine, finance, as well as the service industries, and the social interest in the use of AI is increasing correspondingly. Consequently, there have been discussions, both domestically and abroad, on the formulation of principles for artificial intelligence technology from the early stages of its development, as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of the technology. These discussions require involvement of knowledge from diverse fields, and in the future, it will be necessary for researchers in this filed of information technology to have ethical, legal, and social knowledge as well as for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in the humanities and social sciences to know about information technology.

In this course of graduate schools of University of Tokyo, rather than taking a tech-deterministic or passive attitude of “How do we get technology accepted by society?” or “How can technology change our society?”, we will consider the issues proactively by discussing “What kind of society are we aiming for and what can technology and people do to achieve it?” from the perspective of AI and society. We have guest lecturers to discuss topics in academic fields that are closely related to artificial intelligence-related technologies.

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