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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
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.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Recommended Prerequisites:
Introduction to Economics (Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, 10130)
Globalization and European Integration (Globalisierung und europäische Integration, 34504)
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung There will be an orientation for all Summer School courses in February 2020.
All applications have then 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/

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall Block
Datum 13.07.2020 – 27.07.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 13.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Dienstag 14.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Mittwoch 15.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Donnerstag 16.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Montag 20.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Dienstag 21.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Mittwoch 22.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Donnerstag 23.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
Montag 27.07.2020 09.30-12.00 Uhr Juristische Fakultät, Seminarraum S10 HG.45
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%

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

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