Online course “Introduction to ELSI for Businesspeople – Data Utilization” started
An “Introduction to ELSI for Businesspeople – Data Utilization” will be offered on the online course platform “gacco®”.
This course was produced by the Osaka University ELSI Center with the Osaka University SLiCS Center.
Introduction to ELSI for Businesspeople – Data Utilization
There have been rapid advancements in science and technology in recent years, including in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and quantum technology.
As new technologies are being continuously developed, their introduction into society may lead to ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Issues).
The Osaka University Research Center on Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI Center) aims to serve as a go-between, helping to facilitate discussion and share insights between those who develop technologies and those who accept them.
In this four-part course, members of the Osaka University ELSI Center will provide an easy-to-understand overview of ELSI, with a focus on the utilization of personal data.
In Week 1, we will first review the background and significance of considering ELSI now.
In Weeks 2 and 3, we will use specific examples as a basis for introducing the basic perspectives needed to understand ELSI.
In Week 4, we will offer ideas for how to incorporate ELSI perspectives into corporate activities, through examples of good practices of consideration of ELSI.
No ELSI consideration? No innovation.
We look forward to considering this together.
About the instructors
Kishimoto, Atsuo (Professor, Osaka University)
Nagato, Yusuke (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Osaka University)
Shikano, Yusuke (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Osaka University)
Week 1 Introduction: Why Should We Think about ELSI Now?
1-0. Course Introduction
1-1. The Implementation in Society of Emerging Science and Technologies
1-2. What are Safety and Security?
1-3. What are Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI)?
1-4. Gaps in Data Utilization 1: Data Acquisition
1-5. Gaps in Data Utilization 2: Algorithms
1-6. Gaps in Data Utilization 3: Service Provision
1-7. Guest Talk: No ELSI Consideration? No Data Business.
Week 2 Learning about Key Concepts through Case Studies 1: Understanding Privacy More Broadly
2-1. Thinking More Broadly about Privacy Risks
2-2. The Implications of Using Personal Data
2-3. An Age of Personalization & Is Personalization a Win-Win?
2-4. Paying Attention to Subtle Human Emotions
2-5. Understanding “Hacking” More Broadly
2-6. Guest Talk: Strengthening Governance with Attention to Privacy
Week 3 Learning about Key Concepts through Case Studies 2: ELSI and the Appropriate Use of AI
3-1. ELSI Brought about by AI Technologies (1) Bias that Threatens Fairness
3-2. ELSI Brought about by AI Technologies (2) Is AI Responsible?
3-3. ELSI Brought about by AI Technologies (3) Rethinking Privacy
3-4. ELSI Brought about by AI Technologies (4) Who is AI for?
3-5. Handling and Preventing ELSI (1) From Principles to Practice
3-6. Handling and Preventing ELSI (2) Evaluate and Redesign
3-7. Guest Talk: How to Integrate Consideration of ELSI into Business Practice
Week 4 Integrating Consideration of ELSI into Corporate Activities
4-1. A Review of Basic Concepts for Understanding ELSI
4-2. An Overview from the Research Phase to the Implementation Phase
4-3. Incorporating Risk Assessments
4-4. Changing Your Organization and Processes
4-5. Working with Experts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
4-6. Guest Talk: Co-Creating with Academia