6.803 / 6.833 The Human Intelligence Enterprise

As taught in: Spring 2002

A photo of Michaelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. (Image from Michelangelo: des Meisters Werke in 166 Abbildungen mit einer biographischen Einleitung, Fritz Knapp, 1906.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Patrick Henry Winston

Course Features

Course Description

This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.803) and graduates (6.833) and is designed to help students learn about progress toward the scientific goal of understanding human intelligence from a computational point of view. This course complements 6.034, because it focuses on long-standing scientific questions, whereas 6.034 focuses on existing tools for building applications with reasoning and learning capability.

The content of 6.803/6.833 is largely based on papers by representative Artificial Intelligence leaders, which serve as the basis for discussion and assignments for the course.