Intro to Data Ethics

We will explore urgent issues of data ethics, including bias and fairness, privacy and surveillance, and disinformation and manipulation, as well as foundations of ethics and connections with broader social trends and systems.

There are no prerequisites, although first-hand experience of working in the tech industry, as well as familiarity with current events will be helpful. All readings will be freely available online.

The Spring 2022 course will be taught by Ali Alkhatib, a social computing researcher trained in Computer Science and Anthropology. His research explores how people relate to artificial intelligence and technology broadly, and attempts to situate those relationships in historical backdrops and ontological foundations using scholarship from the social sciences. Ali studied Computer Science at Stanford and earned a BA in Anthropology and BS in Informatics from UC Irvine.


Dates: TBA
Schedule: TBA
Location: Online
Instructor: Ali Alkhatib
Continuing Education Units: 1
Cost: $595 or $446.25 for USF students, alumni, faculty, and staff

Data Institute

101 Howard St. Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.