GI: Teaching the Societal Effects of Computer Science


German Informatics (GI) recently called on for the inclusion of a course on the societal impacts of computer science in the university curriculum. This course would enable future computer scientists to grasp the ethical, social, legal and political consequences of their actions, hence encouraging them to act responsibly. Computer science is no longer a purely technical and mathematically oriented science, instead it is an interdisciplinary field that impacts on many aspects of everyday life. Consequently computer scientists should have an encompassing vision of their discipline instead of only focusing on its technical dimension. More on the Societal Effects of Computer Science