Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots). Course grade will be based on weekly student assignments and presentations, participation in lively class discussion, and a final term project.
Two components: summary and critique.
One page per reading maximum.
Due at noon, Tuesday before each class.
Student Presentation of Readings
Presentation assignments are made by Friday of each week for the following Wednesday.
30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion per paper.
Student presentations should include summary of work, critique, and connections to other relevant literature. The presenter is expected to include material from papers outside of those assigned by the class reading list, such as looking up key papers from the cited references.
Analytical paper with original perspectives on literature, OR build and evaluate computational model, and connect to literature.
Proposals due in Week 9.
Final project presentations and conference style paper (8 pages max) due in Week 13.