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Welcome to the syllabus for master elective course ID5417 Artificial Intelligence and Society.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly used by a variety of organizations in ways that impact society at scale. This 6 EC master elective course aims to equip students with tools and methods for the responsible design of public AI. During seven weeks students attend a full-day session of lectures and workshops. Students collaborate on a group design project throughout. At the end, students individually deliver a short paper.


This site archives the majority of the course syllabus. It contains:

  1. Course information: a more extensive description, including learning objectives, course structure and assessment.
  2. Course materials: assigned and further readings related to design, AI and ethics.
  3. Course roadmap: weekly schedules, self-guided learning activities, and final assignments.


This course ran in Q3 of the 2021/2022 academic year at TU Delft faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. It was offered to master students of all TU Delft programs. The course was developed over several iterations by Kars Alfrink under supervision of Gerd Kortuem. Previous versions were taught in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. We thank our students for engaging with the material and helping us improve it, and our collaborators over the years for their contributions: Thijs Turel, Tessa Steenkamp, Evangelos Niforatos, Hiram Rodriguez, James Broadhead, and Denis Bulygin.