Course Description

This course, offered by the University of Colorado Boulder, is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of two complex and interconnected concepts: the mind and artificial intelligence. Through a combination of lectures, readings, and hands-on activities, students will explore the fundamental principles and theories behind these topics. The course will begin by defining and examining the concept of "the mind," drawing from various disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. Students will then dive into the world of artificial intelligence, exploring its history, current applications, and potential future developments. Throughout the course, students will develop a strong foundation in key skills such as theoretical computer science, computational thinking, machine learning, algorithms, mathematics, and problem-solving. These skills will be essential for understanding and critically evaluating the complex concepts and theories presented in the course. By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of the mind and artificial intelligence, as well as the ability to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. This course is suitable for