About this Specialization

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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.

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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

What is “the mind” and what is artificial intelligence?

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Course2

Course 2

Methods for Solving Problems

Course3

Course 3

Computational Vision

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Course4

Course 4

Interpersonal, Developmental, and Evolutionary Perspectives of the Mind

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  • The Specialization takes approximately 15 weeks to complete.

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  • It is recommended you complete the courses in order.

  • U​niversity credit is not currently offered for this Specialization.

  • By completing this Specialization, you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of topics and strategies and discuss and debate different arguments and interpretations of philosophical issues as they relate to the mind and machines.

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