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SEC 405 Yapay Zeka: İnsanlık, Toplum ve İş Hayatına Etkisi

SEC 405 Yapay Zeka: İnsanlık, Toplum ve İş Hayatına Etkisi

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Course Objective:

To introduce students to human, societal and business impacts of Artificial Intelligence, as well as to equip them with the basic historical and philosophical background, intellectual tools, legal/ethical foundations and psychological framework to successfully adapt to the age of artificially intelligent technologies.

Course Description:

Sec 405 pursues a cross-disciplinary investigation of the effects of emerging technologies of Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on its societal impacts. A variety of issues are covered, including an overview and history of Artificial Intelligence, the philosophical and ethical problems raised by it, the legal, social, economic, political and psychological impact of AI, and the future challenges posed by the new technologies. It is advised that prospective students already have some basic background in statistics and/or programming.

Learning Objectives: Completing this course, students are expected to be able to;

  • Discuss the history, and general principles of Artificial Intelligence
  • Discuss legal, social, political, and economic impacts of Artificial Intelligence on society
  • Discuss potential future benefits and challenges posed by an application of Artificial Intelligence from the perspectives of a number of disciplines
  • Report the results of these discussions
  • Propose a solution to a problem arising from Artificial Intelligence

Required Readings:

  • Kaplan, Jerry. Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 3, 2016)
  • Alpaydın, Ethem. Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series)The MIT Press (October 7, 2016
  • Armagan, Ozlem. Otonom Kara Taşıtları ve Türk Hukuku

Fall 2019

Lecture Time: Tuesday 15.40 – 18.30                    Location: AB2, 116


Weekly Schedule:




Instructor /Speakers

Week 1

Defining Artificial Intelligence: History and Perspectives

Panel w/ instructors

Week 2

The Brain, Intelligence, and Free Will

Hakan Karşılar

Week 3

Data, Information and Cognition

Hakan Karşılar

Week 4

Techniques of AI

Reyhan Aydoğan

Week 5

Learning Algorithms

Reyhan Aydoğan

Week 6

The issues posed by AI in ethics

Özlem Armağan

Week 7

Financial Markets: Trading Algorithms

Burak Yenigün, Stylus Capital

Host: Seha İşmen Özgür

Week 8

Robots and Emotion

Reyhan Aydoğan

Week 9

Computational Rationality and Emotion in Humans

Hakan Karşılar

Week 10

Gaming and AI

Çağlar Gülçehre, from DeepMind. Host: Reyhan Aydoğan

Week 11

Autonomous Machines: Background and implications

Özlem Armağan

Week 12

Data, Algorithms and Politics


Host: Seha İşmen Özgür

Week 13

Impact on Business, Education and the Future of Work

Eren Yanık, GramGames

Host: Seha İşmen Özgür

Week 14

How to Thrive the Age of AI

External Panel

Finals Week

Project Presentations