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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Describe the details of the Turing test, including its purpose, limitations, and potential impact.

  • Describe the details of Searle’s Chinese Room thought experiment, including its purpose, limitations, and potential impact.

  • Discuss previous and current attempts to create artificial systems that can pass the Turing Test in various domains.

  • Compute and outline the limitations of exponential and factorial growth functions.

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 18 min)
1 practice exercise
Introduction10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Tests and Thought Experiments

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 34 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
1 video
5 readings
Please excuse video interference10m
"Computing Machinery and Intelligence" by A.M. Turing10m
"Minds, brains, and programs" by John Searle10m
Visual Turing test10m
Musical Turing Test10m
4 practice exercises
Turing Test10m
Content Quiz - Searle5m
Your Results5m
Did you guess right?30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

A Hard Problem

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
"The Nature of Mental States" by Hilary Putnam10m
1 practice exercise
The Mind as Software15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Cognitive Problems in Computational Terms

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
What Makes a Problem Hard, Part 235m
What Makes a Problem Hard, Part 322m
2 readings
Please excuse video interference10m
Exponential Growth and Decay20m
3 practice exercises
What Makes a Problem Hard?15m
Basic Computational Problem Solving10m
The Traveling Salesman10m

About the Mind and Machine Specialization

This specialization examines the ways in which our current understanding of human thinking is both illuminated and challenged by the evolving techniques and ideas of artificial intelligence and computer science. Our collective understanding of “minds” – both biological and computational – has been revolutionized over the past half-century by themes originating in fields like cognitive psychology, machine learning, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and game theory, among others. This specialization focuses on both the larger “historical” arc of these changes as well as current research directions and controversies....
Mind and Machine

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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