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55048-01 - Vorlesung: The Artificial Intelligence Economy: Business, Governance, and Society in the Age of Algorithms 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Stephen Weymouth (stephen.weymouth@unibas.ch)
Inhalt

We are entering an age of transformational technologies driven by artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in computer science and robotics create machines that can drive, diagnose, build, and “think”. AI promises new conveniences, more efficient production, and material and cultural bounty. AI will also fundamentally change manufacturing processes and services delivery, potentially eliminating jobs and increasing inequality. Unless properly managed, the AI economy may create deep economic and political conflict between its beneficiaries and those left behind. Left unchecked, these divisions threaten crises to governance, global capitalism, and geopolitics.

This course surveys the AI economy and its potential implications for firms, governments, and society. We assess the emerging business tools and strategies relying on machine learning and algorithms. We review recent developments in the economics of AI, with particular focus on which jobs AI will likely replace and the reasons why. We explore differences in AI deployment across countries and regions, and their implications for international economic relations between the US, China, and the EU. The course concludes with an exploration of the seismic political shocks that may arise from AI-induced unemployment and widening inequality. We evaluate policy proposals to forestall these threats to democratic governance.

The class meets for eight sessions, which combine lecture, discussion, and student presentations. The class will be highly interactive and each student is expected to participate in each meeting. Successful contributions to the course require that you complete the readings prior to the session for which they are assigned.
Literatur Baldwin, Richard. The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Lee, Kai-Fu. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. Houghton Mifflin, 2018.
Please estimate a cost of $50 for the purchase of literature.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Recommended Prerequisites:
Introduction to Economics (Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, 10130)
Globalization and European Integration (Globalisierung und europäische Integration, 34504)
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Course application:
All applications have to be processed through the Summer School office. Please fill in the application form, which can be found on the weblink: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/application-enrollment/
There will be an orientation for all Summer School courses on Wednesday, 27 February 2019; 18:00 -19:00 at the WWZ, Peter Merian-Weg 6.
The online application is open from 28 February until 18 March 2019. Applications that are submitted by 6 March (23:59) will be handled on a priority basis.
For more information please visit the Summer School website: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/summerschool/
The enrollment for the course is at the same time the final registration for the exam!
If there are still vacancies, we will accept late applications until 31 May 2019.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
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Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall Block
Datum 15.07.2019 – 25.07.2019
Zeit Montag, 09.30-12.00 Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52

15 until 25 July 2019

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 15.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Montag 15.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Dienstag 16.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Dienstag 16.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Mittwoch 17.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Mittwoch 17.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Donnerstag 18.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Donnerstag 18.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Montag 22.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Montag 22.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Dienstag 23.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Dienstag 23.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Mittwoch 24.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Mittwoch 24.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Donnerstag 25.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S6 HG.52
Donnerstag 25.07.2019 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S7 HG.50
Module Wahlbereich Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Empfehlungen (Bachelorstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Empfehlungen (Bachelor Studienfach Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The grades are computed as follows:
Contribution to the class (individual): 10%
Final Exam (individual): 40%
Presentations (group):30%
Short paper (group):20%

The final exam will take place on Monday, 29 July 2019.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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