Artificial intelligence and ethics

Should we be worried about AI? Our free mini MOOC explores the issues.

  • Online
  • 30 minutes
  • Free

This course will be held on

  • 01 July 2024

    New places for the mini MOOC are released on the 1st of every month.

    • Online


As part of Jisc’s exploration of artificial intelligence, we’ve created a free 'mini-MOOC'. If you’re interested in artificial intelligence (AI), and have half an hour to spare, this course is designed for you.

We hear a lot about how we should be worried about AI, usually illustrated with an image from Terminator, but most of us frequently use AI - without even noticing - to do things that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago.

Through videos, articles and exercises, the course explores why that might be. If you haven’t got a whole half an hour, you can even split the course into four shorter chunks.

New places released on the 1st of every month

This 30-minute mini-MOOC is delivered using our online course support platform itslearning.

You will be sent your login details once your application has been successful.

Who should attend

This course is open to any Jisc member that's interested in the use of artificial intelligence and the ethics surrounding it.

What we cover

The mini-MOOC will cover the following:

  • What an AI application is
  • What makes AI unsettling
  • Individual and social concerns
  • Sociable AI
  • Respectful AI

Training outcomes

We hope it'll help you think about your own uses of AI and how you can make them more likely to be perceived as useful rather than unsettling.

Booking information

This course is free to Jisc members.

Please note, as the course is designed to be supported and collaboration is encouraged booking numbers are limited on a monthly basis. New places will be released on the 1st of each month, so if you have missed out this time then please check again later.


For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.