About this Course

11,919 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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.

Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

Instructor

Offered by

Placeholder

University of Colorado Boulder

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

4 hours to complete

Tests and Thought Experiments

4 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

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM WHAT IS “THE MIND” AND WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

View all reviews

About the Mind and Machine Specialization

Mind and Machine

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.