Ethics by Design Workshop Series: Overview & Human Rights
10

Wednesday, 10 March

12 2:30 pm EST

GA San Francisco (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Ethics by Design Workshop Series: Overview & Human Rights | March 10

Alice Thwaite Photo


Founder & Technology Ethicist

10

Wednesday, 10 March

12 2:30 pm EST

GA San Francisco (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

When you design or engineer a product, you believe that it will have a positive impact on your target market. But do you have the resources to think about how your technologies might affect society as a whole? This evening workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day.

What students have said about this class:

"Great first real dive into the topic for me. I feel there are lots of ideas to take away to use discussion starters with colleagues. Enjoyed the space to be able to think about this - thanks for running this class."

"Reflecting on the experience, given the amount of time we had, in 2 hours (and remotely to add!) Alice managed to walk us through all the essential steps of designing ethics in our organisations - with something tangible to show from the end of it. In that sense it was very practical and provided a 'shortcut' into the domain. Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!"

***This is a standalone module in the Ethics by Design Series, which encourages you to think more deeply about the products we design and how they are changing our lives and what it means to be human. Check out the upcoming dates for the rest of the classes in the series:

Ethics by Design Series: Ethics of Algorithms & AI

Ethics by Design Series: Democracy, Privacy & Technology.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

NOTE: this session will not be recorded. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.

Takeaways

This class will include:

  • Introduction to ethics and morality with a focus on human rights
  • Discussion around governance and implementation
  • An understanding of the language and process of ethics by design

Preparation

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom. Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session.
  • Each individual course participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Alice Thwaite Photo

Founder & Technology Ethicist

Alice Thwaite is the founder of Hattusia and a technology ethicist. She holds a MSc from Oxford University in the Social Sciences of the Internet, and a MA Cantab from the University of Cambridge in the History and Philosophy of Science.

She is frequently asked by BBC News and BBC World News to commentate on matters relating to technology, ethics and society. She has bylines in openDemocracy, Quartz and politics.co.uk. Alice is the presenter of a popular podcast that tackles various matters relating to ethics & technologies impact on society.

Alice specialises in healthy information environments. She is the founder of the Echo Chamber Club and is the author of philosophical theories relating to technology, conflict and disagreement. She is often called upon to review issues relating to disinformation, content moderation, advertising and data ethics.

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We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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