Ethics and Law of Artificial Intelligence

Instructor Carlo Casonato
Modality In presence
Duration 6 hours
Period Second semester
Dates 10/05/2022 at 17:00-19:00
17/05/2022 at 17:00-19:00
25/05/2022 at 17:00-19:00

Course objectives

Artificial intelligence (AI) already has and increasingly will have a deep impact on humans, going so far as to change our daily lives. Faced with this scenario, the ethical and legal dimensions of AI also need to be investigated.  And it is necessary for future professionals to be aware of the ethical and legal frameworks applicable to AI.
The course provides students with the ethical and legal basis to understand AI, in its positive potentialities but also in its risks towards fundamental rights.

Content summary

  • Introduction to ethics and law
  • Overview of the of the ethical and legal debate triggered by AI
  • Explanation of the main relevant European AI regulation, both existing and prospective

Teaching methods

Lectures, class discussion and teamwork


Teaching materials will be distributed in class at the first meeting

1. L. Floridi et al, AI4People—An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society