Google Will Support “Responsible AI” Courses Developed by 15 Universities along with NHC

IBL News | New York

Fifteen universities, along with the non-profit National Humanities Center (NHC) and financial support from Google, will launch courses in Responsible AI technologies.

The goal is to “help students comprehend the myriad ways AI technologies are integrated into modern life and to think through the ethical issues involved in developing and deploying them,” according to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based NHC.

Participating institutions will include leading public and private research universities, liberal arts colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions from across the United States. They are:

Arizona State University

George Mason University

Texas A&M University

Bowdoin College

Johnson C. Smith University

University of California, Santa Cruz

Case Western Reserve University

North Carolina State University

University of Florida

Davidson College

Rice University

University of Georgia

Duke University

Swarthmore College

University of Utah

Faculty from these institutions will develop courses focused on developing responsible AI that will be offered to undergraduates at their home institutions during the 2023–24 academic year.

“Artificial intelligence has infiltrated the ways we conduct business, govern, and communicate,” says Robert D. Newman, President and Director of the National Humanities Center. “The large-scale cultural and societal implications associated with these changes—as well as the ethical questions they raise—pose serious challenges as well as opportunities.”

The NHC’s In Our Image conference held in April 2021 examined issues surrounding the integration of artificial intelligence through a series of virtual events.

Google’s gift amount for the “Responsible AI” program was not disclosed by NHC.