Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3144: Security, Society, and Algorithms
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Lewys Brace (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
As advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) fundamentally change how societies function, both novel security challenges and ethical, legal, and socio-political questions are posed. While this technology has been employed in areas such as homeland security and crime prevention to protect individuals, assets, and sensitive data, the same technology can or has been used by malicious actors, such as extremist groups and other nation states, to cause a range of social harms. This module will introduce you to AI, its impact in the security context, and provide you with the skills necessary to implement small-scale AI algorithms.