AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence with Muhammad Yousuf, PhD

AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence with Muhammad Yousuf, PhD

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Course Title: AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Instructor: Dr. Muhammad Ali Yousuf

Brought to you by Odyssey  

November 03, 2023 - December 01, 2023 (4 Sessions)  

Friday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this short course is to explore the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) through the lens of cinema. From the early science fiction film Metropolis to the blockbuster Ex Machina, movies have long grappled with the potential dangers and benefits of AI.

This course will examine a variety of films that explore different aspects of AI ethics, including the following:

• The potential for AI to lead to job displacement and economic inequality

 • The ethical implications of creating artificial beings that are capable of feeling pain and suffering

 • The dangers of AI becoming so intelligent that it surpasses human control, etc.

The course will conclude with a discussion of the new wave of generative AI models, such as ChatGPT, and the ethical issues they raise. These models are capable of generating text, images, and code that is indistinguishable from human-created content. This raises the question of whether we should treat these models as creative beings with their own rights, or simply as tools that can be used for good or evil. This course is designed to be both informative and thought-provoking. It will provide students with a deeper understanding of the ethical challenges posed by AI, and it will encourage them to think critically about the future of this technology.


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 Event Date
Friday, November 3, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Friday, December 1, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)