Engineering 2: Technology and Society

Course Materials 

The Engineering 2 course materials have been developed by Professor John Villasenor. This course provides an introduction to the broader societal opportunities, impacts, and challenges associated with technology.

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Course Syllabus

This page provides an overview presentation, guidelines for the culminating team presentation and 4 lectures developed by Professor Villasenor.

 

Course Syllabus from Winter 2020

TEAM PRESENTATION INFORMATION

 
​- Grading scheme of team presentation
– General guidelines to follow

 

 

Team Presentation Information Slides

LECTURE 2: MEASURING ALGORITHMIC BIAS

 
– Reports of bias
– Probability example

 

 

Measuring Algorithmic Bias Slides

LECTURE 4: THE ENCRYPTION DEBATE

 
– Overview of encryption
– Privacy vs safety

 

 

The Encryption Debate Slides

Course Overview

This presentation includes an introduction to the intersection of technology society as well as a description of the course objectives. 

 

Course Overview Slides

LECTURE 1: DIGITAL PRIVACY

 
– History of privacy
– Modern digital privacy laws

 

 

Digital Privacy Slides

LECTURE 3: AI, DEEPFAKES AND INFO MANIPULATION

 
– Deepfake video and audio examples
– The effort to regulate such technology

 

 

AI, Deepfakes and Information Manipulation Slides