HC 221H: Understanding the Philosophical Framework of Contemporary AI Technology

Professor: Ramón Alvarado

4.00 credits

  • CRN 26157: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ REMOTE

What exactly is artificial intelligence? How does it work? And, what are its implications? This course offers a thorough philosophical overview of the concepts, the computational methods, and the epistemic and ethical issues associated with artificial intelligence as a data science. The course will cover fundamental philosophical work on the relationship between machines and the human mind. However the main focus will be on the philosophical concepts behind the computational practices and artifacts that drive decision-making algorithms, data-driven analysis and other machine learning methodology, all of which are at the core of the technological implementation of artificial intelligence.