Course Description

MIT 4031F-001 (Fall 2020)   Special Topics in MIT: Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

Instructor: L. Stark

Course Description
This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine the ways artificial intelligence and digital automation technologies are both shaping the practices, discourses, and imagined futures of human health and wellbeing, and reinforcing existing inequalities of access and quality around race, gender, and disability. Through a focus on AI’s applications in areas such as clinical practice, genetic research, and mental health diagnosis, the course will provide students with a rich understanding of AI systems’ technical affordances, social impacts, and role in debates about the futures of human health and healthcare in Canada and around the world.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course