Course SummaryRecent advances in computing may place us at the threshold of a unique turning point in human history. Soon we are likely to entrust management of our environment, economy, security, infrastructure, food production, healthcare, and to a large degree even our personal activities, to artificially intelligent computer systems. The prospect of "turning over the keys" to increasingly autonomous systems raises many complex and troubling questions.
|Grades:||Pass/No Credit only|
|Lectures:||80 minutes per week|
|April 6||Introduction and Course Overview||Watch this cool YouTube video.|
|April 13||The History and Philosophy of AI|
|April 20||Upload or Die:
Identity and the Concept of Self
|April 27||Meet the New Boss:
The Economics of Intelligent Automation
|May 4||The Devil Made Me Do It:
Robot Crime and Punishment
|"How Should the Law Think About Robots?", Neil M.Richards and William Smart|
|May 11||Never Mind:
The Case Against Artificial Intelligence
|"Minds, Brains, and Programs", Searle, 1980 and "Understanding, Orientations, and Objectivity", Winograd, 2002|
|May 18||Designing Skynet:
Computational Ethics and Military Applications of AI
|"The Robotics Revolution", Peter Singer, 2012|
|May 25||Social Impact and Ethics of AI||Guest Lecturer: Steve Omohondro -
Dr. Omohondro founded Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems
to develop beneficial intelligent technologies.
He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford
and a Ph.D. in Physics from Berkeley.
He's done internationally recognized work on AI safety
and strategies for its beneficial development.
|June 1||***NO CLASS - RESCHEDULED TO June 8***|
|June 8||Get an Artificial Life:
A Future History of AI
|***Attendance at this class is OPTIONAL!***|