6.S079/6.S897 Computational Accounts of Human Intelligence


Undergraduate level
Units: 4-0-8
Prerequisites: 6.034 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Professor Patrick Winston (phw@mit.edu)
Schedule: MWF9.30-11, room 5-217
Analyzes seminal work directed at the development of a computational understanding of human intelligence, such as work on learning, language, vision, event representation, commonsense reasoning, self reflection, story understanding, and analogy. Reviews visionary ideas of Turing, Minsky, and other influential thinkers. Examines the implications of work on brain scanning, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology. Emphasis on discussion and analysis of original papers. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.