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Understanding Artificial Intelligence: The Science and Morality

Understanding Artificial Intelligence: The Science and Morality

Course Duration

September 5 through December 13, 2024

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Computer Science

APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $0 (Resources provided)


In this course, students will explore the emerging fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence systems are all around us, from predictive text in our emails to customer service chatbots, to the curation of the media that we consume. Understanding how AI works will help students understand its promise and its limitations. Students will learn how AI systems ‘think’, how to train an AI, and through hands on labs explore the various applications of AI in our world today. Students will also spend time discussing the morality of AI systems and take a critical look at the way that these systems are shaping our world. Previous Computer Science experience is helpful but not required. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that students are expected to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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