Course Details

941: Social Implications of Technology Innovations: An Overview and Examples

February 8, 9, 11, 12
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

We will explain and discuss the concepts of Technology and Innovation and frame some of the ethical dilemmas they present. The concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, and their presence in our lives, will be introduced in plain language, as well as their challenges, limitations, and the ethical concerns they bring about. The basic technology behind Autonomous Vehicles (self-driving cars) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) will be explored. The potential future developments will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the unintended consequences of technology and its social implications, rather than detailed technical presentations. Aspects of the technology role in the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented. This study group has a high class size capacity.


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Class Format: Lecture

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Guillermo Warley
Guillermo Warley is an Electrical Engineer with graduate degrees in electronics. He has 35 years of experience designing technology products and is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and the Society for the Social Implications of Technology. He has previously taught at other OLLIs as well as graduate and undergraduate classes at several US universities.