Educational Effects of the Case Method in Teaching AI Ethics

Reiko Hishiyama*, Tehgfei Shao

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this study, we proposed the use of case methods in AI ethics education in emerging technologies. To solve ethical problems related to the use of emerging technologies, it is indispensable to form a consensus on social implementation of new technologies, along with, understanding the technical characteristics and sharing moral and ethical views of the people who use the technologies. Case education provides an opportunity to touch on examples of concrete and practical ethical issues caused by the technologies especially in the recent times. It is also possible to understand the importance of building a social consensus from the perspectives of various problems and interactions with people with different ethical standards. In this study, we investigated how students understood cases and how they were influenced by the existence of diverse opinions by conducting questionnaire surveys before and after the case method education program on the ethical aspects of emerging technologies with AI. The result of the surveys showed the transformation of students’ way of thinking about AI ethical issues in emerging technologies and indicated the educational effects through the case method educational program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Technologies - WorldCIST 2022
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Hojjat Adeli, Gintautas Dzemyda, Fernando Moreira
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783031048258
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2022 - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: 2022 Apr 122022 Apr 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume468 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2022


  • AI ethics
  • Case method education
  • Ethics of emerging technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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