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Foundations and Frontiers of AI by Mind Map: Foundations and Frontiers of AI
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Foundations and Frontiers of AI



Intelligence, topics, Introduction, What is intelligence?, Strong/weak AI, Turing Test, readings, (form groups, pick one topic, identify key papers, present about 6 slides summarizing your findings), Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test, Stuart M. Shieber, A. M. Turing (1950) Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind 49: 433-460., The Turing Test: The First Fifty Years, ELIZA, PARRY, Loebner Prize, exercises

Physicality, topics, Chinese room argument, physicality, symbol grounding, readings, exercises

Computation, topics, Turing-Church thesis, physical limits of computation, Quantum Computing, Hypercomputation, readings, exercises

Dualism and Free Will, topics, theories of consciousness, free willl, dualism, neuroscience of free will, legal responsibility and free will, readings, exercises

Emotions and Emotional Computing, topics, biological basis of emotions, evolution of emotions, simulations of emotions, sentience vs emotions, readings, exercises

Simulation Hypothesis, topics, virtual worlds, the simulation hypothesis, readings, exercises

Game Theory and Omnipotence, topics, game theoretic analysis of behavior, omnipotent agents, readings, exercises


Scientific Method, topics, scientific method, automated scientific discovery, readings, exercises

Evolution of Mind, topics, evolutionary perspective, evolution of behavior, evolutionary psychology, readings, exercises

Mind Reading, topics, fMRI, evoked potentials, mind reading, augmented cognition, direct brain interfaces, readings, exercises

Biomimetics, topics, synthetic biology, organic computing, readings, exercises

Nanotech, topics, nanotechnology, transhumanism, the singularity, readings, exercises


Lectures: Room 48-462 Time Thursdays, 1:45 - 3:15 pm

Exercises: TBD

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exercises are a prerequisite for the final exam

exercises consist of, reading, preparation of small presentations for each recitation, also: do something online, collect information, find papers, and then present, you must bring your collection of completed exercises (slides) to the oral exam