Evil Robots and Helpful Droids: A Seminar for a Junior/Senior Artificial Intelligence Course

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Article - Open Access

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Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges

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This paper addresses the creation of a discussion seminar component for an upper-level Artificial Intelligence course for junior and senior Computer Science majors. Its purpose is to contextualize ongoing work in the field within greater social, cultural, and ethical perspectives. Although our program is not ABET-accredited, we use the student outcomes as a roadmap of desirable curriculum content. Assessment of student responses to this material indicates that this is an appropriate way to address the ABET student outcomes that seek to connect Computer Science curricula with societal impact.