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Fall 2017
Nov 14, 2019
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ENGN 1931J - Social Impact of Emerging Technologies – The Role of Engineers
The role of engineering sciences in an ever-changing technology-driven world. Students will develop basic working knowledge of selected contemporary technologies that help identify and forecast future prospects while discerning future disruptions. Emphasis on the importance of ethical and social responsibilities that technologists must shoulder in answering societal challenges and contributing to policy making and corporate leadership. How do we create beneficial technologies yet anticipate their potential social costs, such as workforce automation or overdependence on the internet? Will we give up brains as our last private space? Who will control the data / technology ecosystem that influences our decisions?
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Engineering Department

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