Artificial Intelligence Ethics for Business

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Course Features

Today’s computing power and big data are driving the growth of artificial intelligence-enabled technologies at unprecedented speeds. From vacuums and voice assistants to cancer detection systems and automated driving, AI is used for a variety of products and services. But the unregulated development and use of AI-enabled technologies has led to unintended consequences and misuse.

Ethics is at the forefront, with companies proposing best practices or guidelines on how to ethically design, develop, use, and monitor AI-enabled technologies. And western and non-western cultures differ on how they perceive this new technology. Since AI is global, different perspectives must be taken into consideration when decision-making.

In our Artificial Intelligence Ethics course, you will gain an understanding of what artificial intelligence is and how it can impact your organization. This 18-hour course will answer questions on ethical issues facing the industry, why to consider western vs. non-western ethical values, and how AI will be regulated moving forward.

Through a mix of live lectures, group breakout sessions, and individual activities, you will assess current AI trends, analyze specific cases across different industries, evaluate the functionality of an ethical framework, and identify strategies for ethical implementation at your organization. This course will give you a solid foundation in AI, including knowledge of the emerging legal frameworks and the ethical tools to make responsible and more effective decisions.

AI ethics is a complex field of study. It includes topics such as autonomy, algorithmic transparency, trust, fairness, explainability, accountability, privacy, security, and sustainability.

Every course includes:

Who should attend

  • individuals who want to understand the science, ethics, and politics of AI (This is not a technical course but rather one focused on the business decisions around AI.)
  • Business leaders who want to understand the implications of AI
  • Non-technical users of AI
  • Database managers
  • Technology professionals who want an understanding of AI ethics
  • Software engineers
  • Educators
  • Nonprofit professionals
  • Government professionals
  • Human resources professionals

What you will learn

  • The history and general concepts of AI
  • Current techniques and specific use cases of AI across different industries
  • Why you should care about the ethics of AI and ethical AI
  • Global emerging AI-specific regulations proposed in the EU, United States, and China and laws already in effect in the EU, United States, and China
  • The intersection of science, ethics, and governance to preempt harm and mitigate emerging AI risks and threats


Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, PhD

Executive Education Faculty, Carey Business School

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Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, PhD, is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Cognitive Insights for Artificial Intelligence. Widely known for her human-centered and industry-agnostic approaches to tech and business, Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez is an expert in the science, ethics, and governance of AI and is on the front line of the AI-enabled autonomous systems, healthcare/biotechnology, cybersecurity, and education industries. 

A 21st century polymath, Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez is also faculty at Johns Hopkins University with appointments in the Department of Cognitive Science, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences; Department of Computer Science and EP’s Artificial Intelligence Master’s Program, Whiting School of Engineering; Master of Arts in International Relations Program, School of Advanced International Studies; and Department of Neurology, School of Medicine. Her interdisciplinary courses sit at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience, Design, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy.

Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez holds BAs in Psychology and French, an MA and PhD in Cognitive Science, and a Graduate Certificate in International Studies, all from Johns Hopkins University. She most recently earned a certificate in AI Policy from the Center for AI and Digital Policy, Washington, D.C. and a certificate from the Venture Capital University Independent Director Initiative, University of California Berkeley, School of Law.