PHIL424-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a new and rapidly developing field that affects social media, military actions, the way we are governed, our criminal justice and health systems, and many other areas that impact on our lives. In each of these areas, the use of AI can and will create situations that harm or benefit people and also non-human animals. Understanding the nature of these potential harms and benefits, their value and disvalue, and what can enhance, mitigate or remove them, can help to make the widespread adoption of AI technologies ethical and also more publicly acceptable.


Permission of the Head of Department.


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 413 17 Jul - 27 Aug
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 612 11 Sep - 17 Sep
25 Sep - 1 Oct
9 Oct - 15 Oct

Contact Person

Jack Copeland


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Presentations 30% Presentations
AI Ethics and Policy Development 35% AI Ethics and Policy Development
AI Ethics Research Essay 35% AI Ethics Research Essay

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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