Online PhD course “Ethics and AI” organized by SIpEIA

The new Italian Society for Ethics of AI ( is organizing an online PhD course on “Ethics and AI” in English language offered to several PhD programmes.

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The mini-course intends to provide a brief overview of the main ethical issues concerning AI from an interdisciplinary perspective. The starting point is the clarification of what an “ethics” is, so as to offer the reference coordinates of the discourse, which is then articulated in the analyzes by way of examples of specific issues in the different directions. In particular, issues relating to the impact that AI has and will increasingly have on social life are examined; the interconnections with medicine and health care; the methods of legal regulation.


Maurizio Mori; Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione; Unito.

Guido Boella; Dipartimento di Informatica, Unito.

Giovanni Sartor; CIRSFID, Unibo. 

Addressees: PhD students at different phases of their PhD programme, in particular:

Dottorato in Informatica e Matematica dell’Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Dottorato in Informatica dell’Università di Torino

Dottorato di ingegneria informatica, Università di Roma La Sapienza


4 hours: Maurizio Mori: The first two hours are dedicated to outlining a theory of ethics capable of accounting for moral analyzes for human societies and also for larger societies. The other two hours try to apply the conceptual tools acquired for a moral analysis of the possible interactions between AI and health care.

2 hours: Guido Boella: Panorama of the various ethical issues of AI. Reflection on the impact of AI in society and ethics.

2 hours: Giovanni Sartor: From ethics to law. Reflection on the relationship between artificial intelligence applications and human rights. Implications for data protection and consumer protection.


3rd June h14.30 Prof. Maurizio Mori: recording

4th June h14.30 Prof. Maurizio Mori: recording

7th June h14.30 Prof. Guido Boella: recording

10th June h14.30 Prof. Giovanni Sartor: recording


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