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IS 596 AIO - Adv Topics Human-Centered D&S - AI and Democracy

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

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In a world increasingly suffused with corporatized and militarized -big data- practices and extractive and often exploitative artificial intelligence (AI) systems, how might we reimagine data practices and pedagogies that are aligned with democratic values, processes and institutions- Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship in data and AI studies, science and technology studies, feminist and critical race studies, and information and media studies, this course interrogates the development of AI in global contexts to consider how we might decenter data methods and AI infrastructures that privilege corporate or technology-centric interests, and center instead the concerns and needs of vulnerable populations and communities in defense of democracy. This course meets with MDIA 590 AC1.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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