AI Ethics at SAP

Join this free online course to learn about the importance and principles of ethics in the context of artificial intelligence (AI). Discover how SAP implements AI ethics in the development, deployment, use, and sale of AI systems.

This course was retired in November 2023.

Please note: There is a more recent version of this course: AI Ethics at SAP (Update Q4/2023).

Self-paced since February 15, 2023
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course retired

This course was retired in November 2023.

Course Summary

SAP believes that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to unlock all kinds of opportunities for businesses, governments, and society. However, AI also has the potential to create economic, political, and social challenges. The speed at which the technology has moved into common usage has outpaced the necessary guidance from government policymakers regarding the sustainable and safe development of AI. For these reasons, the development, deployment, use, and sale of AI systems at SAP needs to be governed by a clear, ethical set of rules.

In this course, you’ll learn the importance and principles of AI ethics, how AI ethics is implemented at SAP, and which rules SAP employees need to follow during the development, deployment, use, and sale of AI systems.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: January 17, 2023, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 2-4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: February 15, 2023, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to AI at SAP
Unit 2: AI ethics at SAP
Unit 3: The 3 pillars of SAP’s AI ethics policy
Unit 4: Operationalization of the AI ethics policy
Unit 5: Assessing the risk of AI use cases

Target Audience

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) stakeholders who develop, deploy, use, sell, and interact with AI or are affected by it, both inside and outside of SAP
  • Anyone interested in the topics of AI and machine learning as well as AI ethics and responsible AI

Course Requirements

A basic understanding of AI and machine learning is an advantage

Further Learning

Creating Trustworthy and Ethical Artificial Intelligence

About Further Content Experts

Saskia Welsch

Saskia Welsch

Saskia Welsch is a working student at AI Workbench. She supports SAP’s trustworthy AI workstream, which is responsible for operationalizing SAP’s AI ethics guiding principles and SAP’s global AI ethics policy.

Saskia is studying for a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies at TU Munich, where she is researching the reciprocal relationship between technology and society.

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Course End
Feb 15, 2023
Course Start
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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Dr. Sebastian Wieczorek

Dr. Sebastian Wieczorek is global lead of the AI ethics initiative at SAP, which provides company-wide guidelines on how to apply AI in a human-centric way.

Sebastian is also vice president of AI technology at SAP, and responsible for development teams in Europe and Asia that build AI platform services across all SAP offerings.