May 16, 2021
Issued: 16 May 2021
Nowadays, we encounter artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere – it’s used in our smartphones, in cars, and in healthcare. How does a phone know which song you want to listen to? How can a car drive on its own? How can computer systems detect whether a person is ill or not? Sounds like magic?
In this course we’ll discover the underlying principles and ideas of AI. Together, we’ll learn what artificial intelligence means, how a computer can learn to play a game, and what the differences between machine learning and symbolic AI are. We’ll explore different types of machine learning to predict whether our virtual monkeys bite, and get rich by finding gold in our virtual wild west. We’ll also take a look at the bigger picture to find out whether machines can actually think, and discuss the social implications that AI has for our society. And if you’re a teacher, we’ll provide you with even more ideas and teaching materials for your classroom. Join us on this journey through the fascinating world of AI.