Teaching and learning sit at the heart of the Tech for Good Initiative at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
The first edition of the course started in the Fall semester of 2021 when HKU scholars and experts from Meta (formerly known as Facebook) co-designed a new course called “Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Governance” (POLI8023 / SLGP7104). Later the course has also expanded to include guest lecturers from other leading industry players like Google and Microsoft. Currently, the course is open to students of HKU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of International and Public Affairs (MIPA) and Master of Social Sciences in the field of Sustainability Leadership and Governance (MSLG) programs.
Measures and tools for effective policy communications and civic engagement.
Analysis and case studies of policy solutions.
Issues of AI ethics, including privacy protection, data-as-property, misinformation, open data, and platform governance.
Challenges and opportunities that new and emerging technologies like Generative AI and the metaverse pose to public governance in the age of general political distrust and rising concern for sustainable development.
The potential of using Big Data and AI for enhancing citizen science, environmental monitoring, impact assessment, social innovation, community building, and collaborative governance.
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