Maastricht, Netherlands

Designing AI for Humans: Conceiving, Designing and Evolving AI Solutions from a Human Centered Perspective

when 29 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 398

In the last few years, we’ve seen a proliferation of products and services relying on Artificial Intelligence to personalize, automate and sometimes replace human cognitive activities. And yet too many of these new solutions have led to dramatic market failures – leading to monetary and/or reputational harms. In this course, we will look at different categories of AI project failures, beyond the technology, to better understand what went wrong. This non-technical course is aimed at future data scientists who want to take a cross-disciplinary approach to building their AI solutions that enables them to consider their projects from multiple perspectives. But as AI will have an impact across many business and societal activities, this course also targets those interested in entrepreneurial, business and management programs.

Course Duration and Dates
This is a one week course running from the 29th of June until the 3rd of July, 2020

Course leader

Michael Emmet Thompson

Target group

No prerequisites. While technology is an important component, this is not a technology course. Instead, students need only bring an exposure to and interest in how AI is rapidly reshaping our society. While this course if primarily relevant for students from DKE and Digital Society, it is also relevant for any program touching upon the implications of AI solutions – Economics, Law, Public Health, Health Sciences, International Business, Medicine, etc. Any student with a background in customer research, product design or service design will also find the content extremely relevant. There is also a strong ethics component that should resonate with a diversity of students’ programs. In fact, the more diverse the students’ programs of studies, the more relevant and useful the group work and practical exercises.

Course aim

- Identify the different categories of AI project errors that might lead to reputational, financial or societal harm
- Introduce design processes, skills and profiles that must be considered as critical ingredients to any AI solution
- Explore practical cases where students can explore approaches to solving difficult challenges with AI projects

Fee info

EUR 398: €398 per programme