Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
on voluntary sign up. For each assignment period, one essay will be selected randomly and discussed in class during 30min. Pedagogical Method : Students are expected to : 1) attend all classes ; 2) be on time ; 3) refrain from using their laptops and cell phones in class (except when useful for discussion) ; 4) submit assignments on time ; 5) be respectful of each other and of the instructor ; 6) be prepared to be cold-called ; 7) do their best to prepare professional products for their assignments. Course Description : Based on a mix of lectures and group discussions, this course will equip students with a foundational understanding of the dynamics of the rise of Artiﬁcial Intelligence and its consequences, as well as how they need to be governed to maximize beneﬁts, minimize risks and ensure that the beneﬁts reach everyone. If the deﬁnitional boundaries of Artiﬁcial Intelligence (AI) remains contested, experts agree that we are witnessing a global revolution. “Is this time different ?” is the question that they worryingly argue over when they analyze the socio-economic impact of the AI revolution as compared with the three previous industrial revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Like before, this Schumpeterian wave may prove to be a creative destruction raising incomes, enhancing quality of life for all and generating previously unimagined jobs to replace those that get automatized. Or for the ﬁrst time it may turn out to be a destructive creation leading to mass unemployment, abuses, or loss of control over decision-making processes. This depends on the velocity and magnitude of the development and diffusion of AI technologies, a complex question over which experts diverge widely. Moreover, societies' abilities to shape the AI revolution into a “creative destruction” and diffuse its beneﬁts to all will mostly depend on how societies react, both individually and collectively. Throughout the duration of the course, we'll see that technology is certainly not destiny, and that policy as well as institutional choices will matter greatly. We'll explore the beneﬁts expected from 1720
the AI revolution : a wave of productivity gains with the potential to sustain growth and development over the next decades, counterbalancing the decreasing working-age population ; enhanced quality of life for all, through revolutions in healthcare, transportation, education, security, justice, agriculture, retail, commerce, ﬁnance, insurance and banking, as well as other domains. We'll then explore how making the AI revolution work for everyone will require the reform and the potential reinvention of social security, redistribution mechanisms, as well as education, training and skill development systems, to allow for repeated and viable professional transitions. We'll also discuss the re-balancing of policy and regulatory frameworks needed to protect the most vulnerable from socio-economic exclusion, to prevent algorithmic discrimination and privacy abuses, to ensure control and accountability, as well as to avoid an exacerbation of wealth and opportunity inequalities. Finally, the course will also discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the need for a more active international coordination to harmonize regulation, value-systems and to ethically align design principles of AI systems. Analyzing AI as a matter of power and sovereignty, the course will also discuss the tension between the need for scale and excessive power concentration tendencies, and explore possible solutions rein-in adverse competition dynamics Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SOCIAL BY DESIGN : LE MARKETING À L'HEURE DES MEDIA SOCIAUX
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 12 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Rémi DOUINE (Gérant, The Metrics Factory). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : A déterminer en collaboration avec les étudiants. Méthode pédagogique : 6 séances de deux heures Descriptif du cours : En s'imposant comme porte d'entrée in