🇺🇸Computers & Ethics Lecture Notes

The course (AIN2008) is set in the Spring 2022 Semester at Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Artificial Intelligence Engineering by Dr. M. Ayyüce Kızrak

The lecture notes, compiled by the course lecturer and with the contribution of distinguished speakers who are experts in the fields, have been prepared in English and Turkish options open to everyone.

"Framing a discussion of the risks of advanced technology entirely in terms of ethics suggests that the problems raised are ones that can and should be solved by individual action. In fact, many of the challenges presented by computer science will prove difficult to address without systemic change.” — Caspar Hare and Kieran Setiya, MIT Professors of Philosophy


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Bahçeşehir University - Artificial Intelligence Engineering

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Who is the lecturer of the Computers & Ethics Course?

The lecturer of the course is Dr. Merve Ayyüce KIZRAK, who was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Haliç University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. She completed her B.S. and M.S studies by scholarships. She holds her Ph.D. in electronics and communication engineering from Yıldız Technical University, in 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been working on her second Master in Economics, Financial Technology at Bahçeşehir University. She held an AI Strategy certificate from UC Berkeley in 2020.

From 2009 to 2019, she was a Research Assistant with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Haliç University. Since 2019, she has been a Research Assistant with the Artificial Intelligence Engineering Department, Bahçeşehir University. She has been employed as an AI Specialist at The Digital Transformation Office, The Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, since 2019. She is a member of the OECD AI Governance Working Group on behalf of the Republic of Türkiye.

Her research interests include image processing, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, data governance, data spaces, and AI ethics. From 2007 and 2011, she was the Chair of the IEEE Student Branch with Haliç University. Since 2018, she has taken part in volunteer work in the field of AI as a Turkey deeplearning.ai ambassador. She takes part in the work of the Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative, which focuses on producing research resources in Turkish. She also received first place with her team which is named HÜMA in AI in Transportation Computation in TEKNOFEST 2021. Since 2018, an Introduction to Deep Learning with Python (in Turkish) course has been published on the Udemy online education platform.


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