Copenhagen Business School
AI and the Illusion of Intelligence
Copenhagen Business School

AI and the Illusion of Intelligence

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Daniel Hardt

Instructor: Daniel Hardt


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9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

Can AI match or surpass human intelligence? This is rapidly becoming the central question of our time -- but as we will see, it's the wrong question. In this module we will see that we can gain insight from centuries-old ideas about machines and intelligence.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

As Turing foresaw over a half-century ago, there has been a stunning development in computer technology, to the point where computers can mimic aspects of human intelligence. But something much bigger has happened -- we have begun for the first time in history to profoundly understand the nature of human intelligence, especially concerning language, in what has become known as the cognitive revolution. When we think about AI, we tend to think about the machines -- but in fact, it has always been all about us.

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4 videos2 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

There has been impressive progress in AI development, especially concerning language technology. But the whole point of using language is to communicate meaning -- is AI progressing towards the goal of understanding meaning? Does it even make sense to think that a computer could understand us?

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5 videos4 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

With the Turing Test, Alan Turing suggested that computers might conceivably match or even surpass humans -- this is something more and more people are worried about. But Turing also showed, with the Halting Problem, that many problems go beyond what can ever be computed. There's no reason to assume that human intelligence could ever be captured by computation. More importantly, human intelligence and abilities are not static -- and AI is best thought of as a way of amplifying human abilities.

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6 videos2 quizzes1 peer review


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Daniel Hardt
Copenhagen Business School
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