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Ethics in AI implementation


About This Course

This course aims at introducing ethics applied to artificial intelligence, providing basic knowledge about ethics and its operationalization in the field of AI. It also aims at offering attendees an overview of the main ethical concerns related to AI and of the current European regulatory framework.


The course is made of theoretical insights illustrated with use cases. The overall philosophy is to establish a participatory environment in which learners will be provided with solid basic knowledge and opportunities to confront his theoretical knowledge with real-life situations.


  • Introduction
    • Description of the course, its contents and goals.
  • Ethics: What are we talking about?
    • Definitions: ethics, morality, and law
    • Main theories of ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence: What are we talking about?
    • A short history of AI
    • A "definition" of AI
  • The big picture
    • Implementing ethics: key considerations
    • EA2AI in the international realm
    • Seizing the context
  • An overview of the European regulation
    • The GDPR
    • The AI Act
    • The Digital Service Act
  • Concerns about EA2AI
    • AI as a threat and as a benefit
    • Human-machine interaction
    • About trustworthiness
    • About responsibility
    • Dealing with data
  • Evaluation and conclusion


  • Knowing the basics of ethical analysis.
  • Understanding ethical issues related to AI.
  • Understanding the global context of ethical issues related to AI.
  • Learn how to implement ethics in AI.

Course Staff

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Dr Emmanuel R. GOFFI
Head of Studies at the Human Technology Foundation.

Emmanuel R. Goffi is an Artificial Intelligence ethicist and an ethics Sherpa.

Dr Goffi is a research associate with research organizations in Morocco, Brazil, Canada, and Iran.

He has been lecturing in several institutions in France, Canada, Morocco, and Germany, and has written numerous pieces on ethics applied to artificial intelligence. He is regularly invited to deliver talks and lectures, and to contribute to expert meetings and boards worldwide.


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