260.881 Legal, Ethical and Organizational aspects of using AI
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 3.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  1. Define the legal and ethical framework surrounding the use of AI in the context of creative disciplines, including copyright laws, ethical principles, and regulations such as the AI Act in the European Union.
  2. Apply basic principles of IT project management to implement AI systems effectively within planning and development settings.
  3. Evaluate and mitigate the risks associated with AI implementation in architectural practices, considering legal, ethical, and organizational implications.

Subject of course

  1. Legal and Ethical Framework of AI:

    • Copyright laws and ethical principles in the context of AI applications.
    • Identification and mitigation of biases in AI systems.
    • Overview of AI-related regulations, including the AI Act in the European Union and data protection laws.
    • Examination of global legislation pertaining to AI usage in creative disciplines.
  2. Implementing AI in Organizations:

    • Principles of IT project management relevant to AI implementation.
    • Considerations for integrating AI systems into organizational structures and processes.
    • Strategies for effective project management in AI implementation.
  3. Risks of AI in Practice Perspective:

    • Assessment of organizational implications of AI integration, including impacts on structures, processes, and decision-making.
    • Development of risk mitigation strategies addressing legal, ethical, and organizational risks associated with AI implementation in architectural practices.

      This course is part of

      260.875 Special Module Introduction to AI in Development Planning and Architecture Design

      and can be only taken as a part of the Module.


Teaching methods

Constructivist didactics forms the basis of the module.

Mode of examination


Additional information

  • 3.5 hours per lecture, totalling 4 lectures.





Course dates

Wed09:00 - 13:0013.03.2024HS O221 Sondermodul 260.875 - Kurs 2.1
Thu09:00 - 13:0021.03.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Sondermodul 260.875 - Kurs 2.2
Thu09:00 - 13:0011.04.2024GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Sondermodul 260.875 - Kurs 2.3

Examination modalities

Multiple Choice


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 06.06.2024written01.05.2024 00:00 - 05.06.2024 23:59TISSExam 'Legal, Ethical and Organizational aspects of using AI' 1
Tue - 02.07.2024written06.06.2024 00:00 - 01.07.2024 23:59TISSExam 'Legal, Ethical and Organizational aspects of using AI' 2

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2024 00:00 14.02.2024 23:59

Registration modalities

Application is currently locked manually.


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066 443 Architecture Not specified


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