6.803 / 6.833 The Human Intelligence Enterprise

As taught in: Spring 2006

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


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Patrick Henry Winston

Course Features

Course Description

6.803/6.833 is a course in the department's "Artifical Intelligence and Applications" concentration. This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.803) and graduates (6.833). 6.803/6.833 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 6.803/6.833 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.