Artificial Intelligence and Global Risks

Lectures: Tue/Thr 10:00am-12:00pm in 32-155

Course Overview

As we move towards artificially intelligent systems that are now responsible for making decisions previously entrusted to humans, there is an immediate need to question these intelligent machines. How do we know if the machines are working in our best interests? When something goes wrong, as it inevitably will, how do we determine the reason for the problem? How do we assign blame, if that is necessary? Will individual users and owners of these systems know enough about them to trust them? The goal of this course is to present the realistic risks (and possible solutions) of artificially intelligent systems from a global lens.


  1. Examples of the assignments are up on the information page.

  2. The first lecture will be on Tuesday January 9th