Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course, Machines, minds and computers, looks at what intelligence is, how computers may become so, and whether they ever will really be intelligent. It is aimed at people interested in understanding what intelligence and thinking really are, and who want to understand the underpinnings of our ideas about them.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
explain the distinction drawn in this course between artificial intelligence and Symbolic AI
describe various possible tests for machine intelligence
explain the concepts of a computer model and of an optimisation problem
distinguish between a simulation, a replication and an emulation
distinguish between strong and weak artificial intelligence.