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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Ascribe human and computational problems to various definitions of difficulty and problem solving techniques.

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    Use problem solving strategies to break down problems.

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    Describe the effects of various sources of bias in judgement and decision making.

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    Analyze and apply heuristic models and probability modeling to a variety of decision making scenarios.

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 13 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Problems for Minds and Machines

2 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Problems for Minds and Machines31m
1 reading
Recognizing, Defining, and Representing Problems30m
2 practice exercises
Recognizing and Solving Problems10m
A Classic Puzzle25m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Computers and Logic

2 videos (Total 48 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Machines and Logic25m
1 practice exercise
Computers and Logic15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Humans and Heuristics

2 videos (Total 50 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Heuristics and Biases in Judgment21m
3 readings
Prospect Theory30m
Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases30m
***Cognitive Bias Bootcamp15m
2 practice exercises
Judgment and Decision Making5m
Heuristics and Biases10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Course Assessment & Wrap-Up Discussion

2 quizzes
2 practice exercises
Regression to the Mean15m
Small Numbers Fallacy10m

Instructor

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David Quigley

Research Associate
Cognitive Science

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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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  • 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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