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Computer science ethics education in Australia - A work in progress
conference contributionposted on 2020-12-08, 00:00 authored by Radhika GorurRadhika Gorur, L Hoon, Emma KowalEmma Kowal
There are several ethical concerns related to AI around issues such as fairness, bias privacy, discrimination and sustainability. In this work-in-progress paper, we examine whether undergraduates are being adequately prepared to navigate these issues. We explored the ethics curricula of 12 Australian universities' Computer Science courses, observing that most courses focus on micro-ethical concepts such as professionalism and compliance with professional and industry standards. The lack of explicit macro-ethical agendas for the betterment of society and the planet invites further work on the differences between espoused and realized curricula, the efficacy of delivery modes, and the adequacy of curricular offerings.