Introduction to AI

Project 6: AI & ethics writing project


This is a completely different project than all of your other projects this semester!  It is a writing project and relatively short.  Also, you are encouraged to share this project with your fellow students and not just with us! 


Project 6 writing task

Based on the readings and videos from the AI & Ethics module (but particularly focusing on topics 3 & 4 and the culturally responsive AI stories), I want you to write a short story (aim to be under 300 words, though I will not do a word count) about how you see the future of AI & humanity.  Draw inspiration from the short stories you read in topic 4 and also the ones the students in our previous AI & ethics course wrote here.  Your stories can be about AI & culture (as the example stories from culturally responsive AI are) or about some other aspect of AI & ethics that appeals to you from the readings and videos.  

Because it is the final project and I realize that writing is not the top medium for everyone, I will also allow other forms of submission.  For example, you could make a video or a webpage of your own, etc.  Creativity is encouraged in not just the story but the telling of it!

You will need to share the story in two ways (one required, one optional).

  • If you are willing to share the story (you can leave your name off if you wish) with everyone, please add it to the class google doc for this project.  If you decide to do a video or some other creative approach, simply link it into the class document.  At the end of the semester, I’ll make this doc not-writeable by anyone else but I will leave it as visible so it is your choice to leave your name in for next year’s students to see or not.  You can also choose to not share this route though I highly encourage it since you all are very creative!!
  • To receive a grade, you MUST turn your short story in on canvas to the project 6 assignment.

Rubric – Due Dec 9 11:59pm

  • 50 points for a well written thoughtful short story or short video or other creative medium that is about 300 words (I won’t count but don’t go too long!) that makes the reader really think about some aspect of AI & ethics
  • Points will be taken off for spelling errors (unless they are somehow part of the story…) so please spell check!