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From deep fakes to chatbots, artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasing presence in our lives and workplaces – but this raises ethical implications for businesses.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for leaders and digital professionals who want a better understanding of the opportunities and risks of AI and how these can impact organisations.

Informed by leading research from the Centre of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE), learning and assessment in this course are aligned to SFIA 8.

Explore key AI terminology, benefits and opportunities

Discover the history and context of AI and understand why it's one of the most important advances in computing technology. Understand key terminology and explore AI capabilities, benefits, opportunities and limitations.

Apply ethical frameworks and theories to AI in your workplace

Examine concepts of trust and power and how they relate to technology and ethics. Explore ethical theories and frameworks and consider how they may apply to AI systems in your own organisation.

Access real-world industry case studies

Benefiting from CAIDE's links to industry, you'll hear business and technology leaders discuss key case studies that contain vital takeaways for your own organisation.

Minimise organisational risk, promote 'good' AI

Understand the possible negative impacts of AI systems and how to minimise risk. Gain an overview of AI fairness and discrimination, accountability and safety. Learn how to apply principles of 'good' AI to create responsible technology projects and reduce inequity and marginalisation.

Have better business case conversations about AI

Gain the knowledge and confidence to have more effective, nuanced conversations about AI and ethics with others in your workplace and industry. You'll create an AI ethics cheat sheet that reflects key elements of this course and can be used as a tool in your organisation.

Who you will learn from

Dr Michael Wildenauer

Manager of Teaching & Learning for CAIDE; Senior Research Fellow

Michael has more than 30 years of industry experience in computing. Prior to entering academia, he held senior technology leadership positions including CTO and CIO in organisations in Australia, the US, UK, and Europe. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Corporate Governance), MBA (Computing), Grad Diploma in Communications Law, Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Sciences). He is the current Chair of the Australian Computer Society's Professional (ACS) Ethics Committee.


For individuals

To take Introduction to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

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Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

$1190 (inc GST)

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Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Introduction to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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17 April – 28 May 2023

Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

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