Master Programmes

Responsible AI Leadership

In this course, participants will explore the ethical, normative, and societal implications of AI and mechanisms to ensure that AI systems remain accountable and advance the social good.

This course has been developed in collaboration with:

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Why responsible AI leadership

The widespread adoption of AI by private and public agencies, combined with its accelerated pace of development, has led to increased demands for transparency, accountability and fairness. This course aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure the ethical, responsible and lawful use of AI.

Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the global regulatory landscape and ongoing efforts to make AI more accountable and promote its sustainable implementations. Combining theoretical foundations from data ethics, law and governance, with practical insights, the course will enable you to successfully navigate evolving accountability and regulatory demands surrounding the use of AI and related technologies.

Topics in this course include

  • Foundations of AI and Data Governance, will acquaint you with recent discussion around ethical AI, and concerns with development trajectories brought forward.
  • Understanding Current and Upcoming Regulations, where we will discuss the concept of regulation, its functions, and dive into existing and upcoming laws that are of particular importance for the development and use of AI.
  • Mitigating Challenges to Fundamental Rights, where, based on concrete use cases, we will explore the impact of AI on rights to privacy and data protection, equality and non-discrimination and access to justice.
  • AI for Good and Sustainability, where we will be looking at best practice governance approaches to AI, both from a policy, as well as from an auditing perspective


Who is this programme for?

This course is specifically designed for a diverse audience, including business leaders looking to harness the benefits of AI, policymakers trying to understand the risks, tech enthusiasts looking to stay informed about ethical AI practices.

Whether you're a manager, software engineer, data scientist, government official or simply an individual intrigued by the growing influence of AI in society and its pace of development, the course will provide you with valuable insights and practical guidance on how to use AI responsibly.

Practical information


Professor Christian Fieseler

Christian Fieseler is professor for communication management at BI Norwegian Business School and the founding director of the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society.

Samson Yoseph Sayas

Samson Yoseph Esayas is associate professor at the Department of Law and Governance.


Oslo: The course will run fall 2024
Start- up webinar: 11.09 
1. module: 09.10 - 10.10
Webinar: 05.11 
2. module: 20.11 - 21.11
Webinar: 04.12 

We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.