The Human Intelligence Enterprise

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Michelangelo's famous fresco of God's Creation of Adam, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. (Public domain image.)


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6.803 / 6.833

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Spring 2019


Undergraduate / Graduate

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This course analyzes seminal work directed at the development of a computational understanding of human intelligence, such as work on learning, language, vision, event representation, commonsense reasoning, self reflection, story understanding, and analogy. It reviews visionary ideas of Turing, Minsky, and other influential thinkers and examines the implications of work on brain scanning, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. There is an emphasis on discussion and analysis of original papers; students taking the graduate version complete additional exercises and a substantial term project.

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Patrick Winston. 6.803 The Human Intelligence Enterprise. Spring 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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