Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fiction and Fact

Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fiction and Fact


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

Is artificial intelligence a reality or just marketing hype?

In 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

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fact and Fiction

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