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Schedule of Lectures

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Week One and two: Introduction to Course Themes

 

Humans and machines, who (what?) are we really?

 

Read: ch 1

 

Turing machine due on monday of week 2.

 

Info on Turing:

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=g7_WzNzHwJY

 

http://www.turing.org.uk/

 

More detail on Turing machines

 

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing-machine/

 

SYNTAX vs SEMANTICS

 

Week Three: Symbol systems

 

Read: ch 2

 

ON SOAR: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/soar/sitemaker/docs/misc/GentleIntroduction-2006.pdf

 

Week Four: Patterns, contents, and causes

 

Read: ch 3

 

Reflection 1 due

 

Week Five and Six: Dennet's visit

 

Extra reading to conclude Chapter 4:

 

http://southerncrossreview.org/9/kleist.htm

 

Extra reading in prep for D. Dennett's arrival:

 

For Friday, September 21:

 

http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/papers/freewillforBaerfinal.pdf

 

For Monday, September 24:

 

http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/papers/atheism.pdf

 

A crit of Dennett's view on religion:

 

http://phil415.pbwiki.com/f/WIESELTIER%20ON%20DENNETT.pdf

 

 

Week Seven: Connectionism (now for real)

 

Read: ch 4

 

Extra reading:

 

Philosophical issues:

 

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/connectionism/

 

More technical issues (for CS/math lovers):

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_neural_network

 

A longer intro:

 

http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/rojas/neural/index.html

 

 

Week Eight: Perception, action, brain

 

Read: ch 5

 

 

Week Nine: Robots and AI

 

Read: Read 6

 

Week Ten: Dynamics

 

Read: ch 7

 

Reflection 3 due

 

Week Eleven: More dynamics

 

Read Chapters 6, and 7.

 

Extra materials (light read for a grey afternoon):

 

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html

 

Visit CS 640 class on wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 31, Room 310, South wing,

University Services Building.

 

 

read John Koza's tuorial on Genetic Prgramming:

 

http://phil415.pbwiki.com/f/JKTutorial.pdf

 

Week 12: Cog Tech: beyond brain

 

Read: ch 8

 

Reflection 4 due

 

Extra reading, human cyborgs: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/clark/clark_index.html

 

A very accessible introduction to dynamical systems: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~mspieg/Complexity/Problems.pdf

 

Week 13: Consciousness

 

Read Chalmers: http://consc.net/papers/puzzle.pdf

 

McGurk Illusion: http://www.media.uio.no/personer/arntm/McGurk_english.html

 

Read: Appendix II

 

Week 14: More consciousness

 

Read: http://consc.net/papers/scicon.pdf

 

On representation: http://consc.net/papers/representation.pdf

 

Reflection 5 due

 

Week 15: Ethics

 

Peter Singer Heavy Petting. Nerve, 2001: http://www.utilitarian.net/singer/by/2001----.htm

 

On thought experiments: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/15-06/st_best

 

Read: TBD

 

Week 16: TBD

 

 

Week 17: Final paper due on Monday, December 10

 

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