Skills4Good AI Academy

Intro to AI Ethics

Understand the fundamental principles in AI ethics relating to bias, discrimination & fairness.

Intro to AI Ethics

Intro to AI Ethics

Course 2 of 3 - Skills4Good Responsible AI Program

Under the instruction of AI ethics expert Prof. Joshua Skorburg, PhD, this course delivers the following key learning outcomes:

  • AI Ethics Principles: Profound understanding of AI Ethics essentials, preparing you for the evolving AI-driven world
  • AI Ethics in Practice: Practical insights at the intersection of tech and ethics for tangible business applications
  • Interactive Quizzes: Engaging quizzes tailored to enhance comprehension, highlighting the critical importance of AI ethics in business

Course Outline

Course 2 of 3

Dive deep into the fundamental principles of AI Ethics, such as fairness, accountability, and transparency, and their connection to Responsible AI. Examine the AI ethical considerations in real-world business scenarios, to gain actionable knowledge.

  • Lesson 1: Key Concepts in AI Ethics, Part 1 (Free Preview)
  • Lesson 2: Key Concepts in AI Ethics, Part 2
  • Lesson 3: Privacy & Human Rights, Part 1
  • Lesson 4: Privacy & Human Rights, Part 2
  • Lesson 5: Fairness, Bias & Discrimination, Part 1
  • Lesson 6: Fairness, Bias & Discrimination, Part 2
  • Lesson 7: AI Opacity & Right to Explanation, Part 1
  • Lesson 8: AI Opacity & Right to Explanation, Part 2
  • Lesson 9: AI Accountability & Algorithmic Impact Assessments
  • Lesson 10: Recap of AI Ethics Principles

Meet Your Instructor

Skills4Good AI Academy Team

Prof. Joshua Skorburg, PhD

Co-Director, Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical AI (CARE-AI)

Joshua is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Academic Co-Director of the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI), and Faculty Affiliate at the One Health Institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He was also Professor at the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he taught data ethics in the Interdisciplinary Data Science program and the Quantitative Management program. He received his PhD in Philosophy in 2017 from the University of Oregon. His research spans topics in applied ethics and moral psychology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Responsible AI Program designed for?

It was created for professionals who currently use big data and AI systems in their daily work, or will do so in the near future. The Program covers the technical, ethical, legal and societal impacts of AI development. This program provides a foundational understanding as to what constitutes Responsible AI including baseline awareness of risks and limitations associated with AI systems. It will enable individuals to operationalize ethical AI considerations in their daily work. This Program does not require an individual to have a computer science or technical background in order to take the courses.

Can I buy the courses individually?

Yes, you may buy an individual course if you wish to focus exclusively on a specific topic. However, we highly recommend that you purchase the 3 courses comprising the Responsible AI Program if you wish to acquire a rich, multi-disciplinary perspective of Responsible AI’s various facets. In this way, you will learn how AI uniquely impacts society from the viewpoints of technology, philosophy, ethics and law.

When will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll in the course, you’ll have immediate access.

How much time do I need?

The Responsible AI Program is comprised of 3 self-guided online courses that you can take at your own pace anytime and anywhere.

We designed the lessons in short segments so that you can take each program module in ten minutes or less. It will take about 3.5 hours to complete the Program. Each course will take about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.

How long can I access the course?

You can access the course for 6 months from the date of your enrolment in the course. If you do not earn your course completion certificate within 6 months, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay to re-enroll for the course.

What is the refund or cancellation policy?

You can request a full refund or cancellation up to 7 calendar days after confirmation of your paid enrolment, provided you have not started any lesson in the course or Program.

After 7 days, if you have already started a lesson, you will not be entitled to any refund or cancellation from Skills4Good.

What is your copyright policy?

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Do I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. After you complete the course, you will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion.

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