[ccwg-internet-governance] Registrations open for the online course: Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 04:02:00 UTC 2019


Dear all,

Applications are open for the second edition of Diplo's online course on
Artificial Intelligence until the *16th of September*. The course provides
an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic, encompassing technical,
political, legal, economic, security, and ethical issues related to AI. It
will start on the 7th of October and will be conducted over a period of ten
weeks. Detailed information can be found on the course webpage
<https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/ai>.

You can contact me in case you have any questions.

All the best,
Marilia

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Registrations open for the online course:

Artificial Intelligence:
Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks

*Artificial intelligence has moved from the realm of science fiction into
our everyday lives. But what is it, exactly, and how does it change the
socio-economic landscape? What is at stake for governments, businesses, and
citizens? *

This course aims to provide in-depth knowledge that will enable
participants to assess critically the consequences of AI and understand the
opportunities and challenges it creates across a broad spectrum of areas,
including the fields of policy and diplomacy. It provides an
interdisciplinary coverage of the topic, encompassing technical, political,
legal, economic, security, and ethical issues related to AI.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

   - Explain what AI is from both technical and policy perspectives,
   elaborating on practical, philosophical, and ethical aspects.
   - Critically assess the impact of AI  across several areas, including
   security, commerce and finance, human rights, decision-making, and job
   markets.
   - Analyse the emerging processes for the governance of AI and the
   challenges related to the implementation of principles such as
   transparency, accountability, and explainability.
   - Draft the key elements of a national or institutional AI strategy,
   encompassing overall goals, definition of strategic sectors for investment,
   an evaluation of the (national) regulatory environment, and guidelines for
   an ethical framework in the field of AI.
   - Explain the potential need for regulation of AI and the different
   approaches that could be adopted (legal, technical standards, social norms,
   economic incentives).
   - Map the relevant actors and forums for the discussion and governance
   of AI.
   - Reflect on whether and how AI could be beneficially employed in their
   fields of work.
   - Articulate a critical opinion on emerging issues, such as the impact
   of AI on the future of decision-making, and on democracy.

The first session of the course took place in May 2019. It provided 26
participants from around the world with in-depth knowledge to enable them
to assess critically the consequences of AI.
The next AI course starts on *7 October 2019.* Detailed information can be
found on the course webpage <https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/AI>
<https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/AI>or by contacting
admissions at diplomacy.edu



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*Marília Maciel*

Digital Policy Senior Researcher | DiploFoundation
WMO | 7bis, Avenue de la Paix | 1202 Geneva - Switzerland
MariliaM at diplomacy.edu | @MariliaM
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