Technology and self-learning algorithms are not per se neutral, objective and always a step forward. Therefore, we should better understand and critically question algorithms in particular.
Algorithms, computer systems and software act (supposedly) objectively and only do what we humans tell them to do. But why do search engines based on machine learning systems reinforce existing prejudices? What role do humans play here and how do human values find their way into such systems? This module addresses these and more questions and offers a method for analysing and questioning complex algorithms.
Students will be able to…
|German and english
|Claudia Amsler, M.A., Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel (Digital Humanities)
|Affiliation with a Swiss university
|Credit transfer to study program:
|The possibility of crediting the module to one's own study program must currently be agreed upon bilaterally with each respective study program.
|The module was developed in a cooperation between Digital Humanities, the Educational Development Unit and the Support Center for ICT-Aided Teaching and Research (iLUB).
|Students receive a confirmation of completion upon successful completion of this module.