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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, and explore the concept of generative AI in a newly added course unit.

The course AI Ethics at SAP has moved and is now available on the SAP Learning site. The openSAP platform will be discontinued at the end of July 2024.

Seit 20. Dezember 2023 im Selbststudium
Kurssprache: English
Untertitel (automatisch erzeugt): Deutsch, English, Français, Español


Course Summary

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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. Furthermore, you’ll explore the concept of generative AI and the specific challenges in its ethical development, deployment, and use.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 21, 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: December 20, 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
Unit 6: The ethics of generative AI

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

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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20. Dezember 2023
21. November 2023


Der Kurs wurde mit durchschnittlich 4.53 Sternen bei 705 abgegebenen Stimmen bewertet.

Anforderungen für Leistungsnachweise

  • Den Leistungsnachweis erhält, wer in der Summe aller benoteten Aufgaben mindestens 50% der Höchstpunktzahl erreicht hat.
  • Die Teilnahmebestätigung erhält, wer auf mindestens 50% der Kursunterlagen zugegriffen hat.

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Dieser Kurs wird angeboten von

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.