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Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fact and Fiction

How well do you understand artificial intelligence (AI)? Explore how to separate the reality from the hype on this course.

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Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fact and Fiction
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This course is part of the program Artificial Intelligence Ethics for Business, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Artificial Intelligence). Find out more.

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Roots of artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Different features of human intelligence
  • Asimov’s laws
  • The reality of AI

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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.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Mark Elshaw is a lecturer and researcher at Coventry University. His teaching and research interesting include AI, neural network, AI ethics, biological inspired computing system.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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    1992
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    Coventry

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This course is part of the program Artificial Intelligence Ethics for Business, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Artificial Intelligence).

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