Engineering 2: Technology and Society
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.
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
LECTURE 2: MEASURING ALGORITHMIC BIAS
– Reports of bias
– Probability example
LECTURE 4: THE ENCRYPTION DEBATE
– Overview of encryption
– Privacy vs safety
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
LECTURE 3: AI, DEEPFAKES AND INFO MANIPULATION
– Deepfake video and audio examples
– The effort to regulate such technology