SIKS-course “Responsible AI”


On the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of June 21-22 and 28-29, 2022, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes a new course on “Responsible AI” in cooperation with the Hybrid Intelligence Centre. This two-day course will be divided over four afternoons and takes place online. The course will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS PhD candidates. It is a course with a broad focus, aimed at all SIKS PhD candidates regardless of the research area they are actually working on. Although this course is primarily intended for SIKS PhD candidates, other participants are not excluded. However, their admittance will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS PhD candidates who wish to enroll.

AI technologies play an increasingly important part of our lives in many domains such as health and wellbeing, smart cities, social media, energy, art and culture, and robotics. Considering this pervasiveness and impact of AI on our society, it is more important than ever that AI researchers understand this context and can translate this understanding into development of AI technologies and methods that meet the needs and opportunities of people and societies. In this course we address several dimensions of Responsible and Trustworthy AI, such as AI governance; bias, non-discrimination & fairness; privacy & data ethics; and human-AI interaction. We approach these topics through an integrated treatment of technical, ethical, legal and societal aspects, as well as practical considerations. The course will include exercises to allow participants to reflect on responsibility aspects of their own and others’ research.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs

Prof. dr. Rineke Verbrugge (RUG)
Dr. Birna van Riemsdijk (UT)


The program is not available yet

Participation is free For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D. students: 29 May 2022

After that date, applications to participate will be honored in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D. students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.