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Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fact and Fiction
Is artificial intelligence a reality or just marketing hype?
On this two-week course, you will have the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence, how it’s perceived today and the differences between the hype, marketing and reality of AI.
You will have the chance to examine Alan Turing’s scholarship following his codebreaking successes in World War II at Bletchley Park. You will also explore how John McCarthy coined the term ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’ and the current state of the art, including manufacturing and social robotics.
- Roots of artificial intelligence (AI)
- Different features of human intelligence
- Asimov’s laws
- The reality of AI
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the different features of human intelligence
- Distinguish between the claims and current reality of artificial intelligence (AI)
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in artificial intelligence in psychology, philosophy and child development.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
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