Ethics in NLP

If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please send me an email by October 15 including the following:

  • Name
  • Area of study (BSc, MSc)
  • Research interests
  • Why do you want to take this course?

This course will cover issues in natural language processing related to ethical and social issues and the overall impact of these algorithms on people and society. Topics include: bias in NLP data and models, privacy and computational profiling, measuring civility and toxicity online, computational propaganda, manipulation and framing, fairness/equity, power, and various applications to social good.

This course draws heavily on related classes like Yulia Tsvetkov and Alan Black‘s Computational Ethics for NLPEmily Bender’s Ethics in NLP; and Dan Jurafsky’s Ethical & Social Issues in NLP.