Introduction to Data and AI Ethics

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Data Science and Computational Thinking
Department Name: School for Data Science and Computational Thinking


It has become clear that the practicing of data science and the development and
implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies cannot be divorced from
ethical considerations. This short course provides an introduction to the ethics of
data science and AI. Participants will be given an overview of foundational ethical
theory, which will then be applied to practical ethical concerns that arise in the
context of data science and of the development and implementation of AI, with
the help of topical case studies. There will be specific focus on the South African
and African contexts.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 7 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: L Poole
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 3018
Latest Year Offered: 2023