GOVT 3042

GOVT 3042

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will examine the politics of technology, with an emphasis on dual use technologies such as social media, artificial intelligence, and facial recognition. It will look at political consequences of those technologies, including the way that social media can be manipulated in an electoral context, how AI and automation can affect public policies (e.g., predictive policing) and ways to mitigate algorithmic biases embedded in these technologies, and questions of whether the United States and China are locked in a technology arms race and if global governance proposals can defuse the adverse consequences of great power competition over technology.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16489GOVT 3042  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person