Data, Privacy and Ethics

Philosophy 241 

Lewis & Clark College

Dr. Joel A. Martinez

This course explores important interactions between ethics, contemporary data science, and emerging social issues. Students will grapple with foundational concepts in ethics and data science. The course begins with a brief introduction to ethical issues related to technology generally and in data science. The course then pairs theoretical discussions of ethics with concrete issues in emerging technologies. Discussion topics include racial bias in machine learning, predictive policing, mass surveillance and privacy, the social and psychological impact of social media technologies, and technological unemployment. The final two weeks will be devoted to a topic chosen by the students in this course.

Schedule

Week 5: Predictive Policing


9/27 Research Module and Reporting Out: Learn How to Research What is Interesting and Important.

9/29 Research Module and Reporting Out: Learn How to Research What is Interesting and Important.