As digital systems become ever more complex and autonomous, we rely on them to take real-world actions in contexts from the highway to the stock market - with real consequences for human wellbeing. This course will investigate and challenge the relations among classical systems of moral reasoning, the limits of our traditional moral intuitions, and uncharted and unsettling new ethical questions arising from systems that blur the boundaries of personhood. LIMITED REGISTRATION.
Gerol Petruzella holds a PhD in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a specialization in ancient Greek ethics. He is an adjunct philosophy professor and the Coordinator of Academic Technology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. His current work focuses on the intersections of digital media and pedagogy, particularly in educational gaming. He is a 2018 participant in the Ethically Aligned Design v2 standards workgroup of the Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.