SOC41130 AI and Society

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course gives you an overview of the major catalyser of modern-day technological revolutions namely artificial intelligence (AI for short). By going through examples of applied AI affecting society in a different context each week, the module intends to equip students with a deep and systematic understanding of AI. Furthermore, through an understanding of applied AI and its societal impacts, we will also touch upon critical and ethical evaluation of its applications and influences on society.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to
 Understand the role of artificial intelligence in society with regards to consumption, economic growth and sustainable development
 Illustrate critical and ethical awareness of how AI applications affect society

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
In-class activities and continuous assessments. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Written text critically analyzing the input-output connection in a chatbot's answer.
Week 12 n/a Graded Yes


Continuous Assessment: A variety of formative and summative activities to actively participate in and critically engage with the class.
Week 12 n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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