Design a Feminist Chatbot

Online Course

Future Learn
Design a Feminist Chatbot

What is the course about?

Design a Feminist Chatbot
The course Design a Feminist Chatbot is an online class provided by UAL Creative Computing Institute through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Learn how to design and prototype a chatbot that doesn’t reinforce harmful gender stereotypes.

Course description
  • Explore how ideas from feminism can help you design chatbots for good
  • 4 weeks
  • We live in an age of conversations powered by artificial intelligence. From customer service chatbots to bots that help you meditate, conversational interfaces are becoming part of our everyday lives – some helping us to automate human work, and others aiming to improve wellbeing.
  • Yet chatbots can easily reinforce harmful gender stereotypes or promote discriminatory behaviour if their designers aren’t careful.
  • On this course, you’ll study feminism and its relationship to technology in order to help you build a feminist chatbot. You’ll learn feminist design tools and basic coding skills, before applying them to designing and programming a chatbot of your own.
  • Feminism and its relationship to technology
  • Feminist design tools
  • Feminist approaches to conversation design
  • Basic coding in a collaborative coding environment
  • Prototyping a feminist chatbot
  • Feminism and its relationship to technology
  • Feminist design tools
  • Feminist approaches to conversation design
  • Basic coding in a collaborative coding environment
  • Prototyping a feminist chatbot
  • Explore current uses of chatbots and how they work
  • Interpret concepts of feminism and their relationship to technology
  • Explore feminist design tools and how they can be applied to chatbot development
  • Design a chatbot conversation using Whimsical flowcharts
  • Produce a prototype of a chatbot using Glitch, a community programming environment
  • This course is for anyone interested in the social implications of technology, specifically the ethical issues surrounding chatbot design.
  • People curious about coding would benefit from this course, as would academics in the feminist or tech communities.
  • You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.
  • UAL Creative Computing Institute
  • The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.
  • Institute of Coding
  • The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

Prerequisites & Facts

Design a Feminist Chatbot

Course Topic

AI and Robotics, Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science, Politics & Society

University, College, Institution

UAL Creative Computing Institute

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Design a Feminist Chatbot

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / UAL Creative Computing Institute you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: UAL Creative Computing Institute
Topic: AI and Robotics, Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science, Politics & Society