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edhec trains professionals ethical issues of ai data - As technology continues to advance, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics into various industries has become more prevalent. However, with this advancement comes a growing concern for ethical and legal issues surrounding data usage and AI algorithms. To address this concern and equip professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills, the Edhec Augmented Law Institute, in collaboration with several partners, has introduced a unique certification course titled "Digital ethics officer – management of ethical and legal issues of AI and data."

The certification course, set to launch in the spring of 2022, aims to train technology professionals and lawyers in understanding the fundamental rights applied to data and AI. Delivered in a virtual mode, the course is designed to cater to individuals from diverse sectors, including private, public, and associative, who are involved in law, digital, business development, or management. Whether they work in the implementation or support of projects related to ethics, digital, or artificial intelligence, this program promises to provide them with valuable insights into the ethical dimensions of their work.

The course is backed by prominent partners, including the French Association of Corporate Lawyers,, Govern&Law, and IDFRights, who specialize in law and ethical issues. By leveraging expertise from these organizations, the course offers comprehensive coverage of topics such as governance, existing regulatory context, and potential future regulations concerning digital rights, data privacy, arbitrary treatment, and algorithmic discrimination.

The structure of the course is designed to accommodate working professionals, allowing them to balance their existing commitments. Conducted in both French and English, the training comprises 24 hours of online instruction, distributed across 16 workshops with each session lasting approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The course extends over four months, supplemented by three on-site masterclasses and conferences held in Paris, which can also be accessed via streaming. These masterclasses feature speakers from both professional and academic spheres, enriching the learning experience with real-world insights.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will possess the skills necessary to interact with various stakeholders within their organizations, ensuring ethical considerations in data and AI projects. They will be capable of conducting ethical audits, formulating project specifications compatible with ethical frameworks, identifying and addressing unsustainable ethical practices, and managing ethical issues at the strategic level of the organization.

Participants also have the added advantage of receiving a double certification – "ALLL 2 Edhec Augmented Law Institute – Edhec business school" – providing them with a competitive edge in the job market and demonstrating their expertise in the domain of digital ethics and AI governance.

To enroll in the certification course, individuals are recommended to have a basic or advanced understanding of data protection regulations, big data, and data analysis. While prior practical experience with legal texts is beneficial, it is not mandatory to have studied law. However, a digital culture and familiarity with AI and IT terminology are prerequisites for participating in the training.

As professionals across various industries embrace AI and data technologies, the need for ethical considerations and responsible use of data becomes paramount. The Edhec certification course plays a crucial role in educating and empowering professionals to navigate the complex landscape of AI and data ethics. By equipping them with the knowledge and skills to address ethical challenges, this initiative contributes significantly to building a more responsible and ethical approach to data and AI implementation across different sectors.