Do Machines Learn?

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Do Machines Learn?

Spring 2019

Taught By: Ursula Wolz

Section: A

CRN: 7781

Credits: 3

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are having a profound influence on human learning and decision making. This course explores the question of whether Artificial Intelligence is to human learning as alchemy is to chemistry. Core concepts of programming fundamentals and artificial intelligence (AI) are introduced from the perspective of an emerging field called ‘Algorithm Accountability’ Using p5.js and Javascript, students will explore the evolution of AI from early logic systems, to heuristic search, to neural nets and deep learning. The theme throughout is whether the processes studied are intelligent by human standards, and whether learning is actually taking place. Students will develop sufficient programming skills to create and apply data sets to a range of existing algorithms and machine learning architectures. No prior coding experience is necessary. A laptop is required.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:46pm 4/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019