Course summary This class will explore the principles of Artificial
Intelligence from several perspectives. Some of the questions we will
ask include: what is the nature of intelligence, what is the
relationship between information processing and intelligence, how might
one go about modelling intelligence, could a computational process
manifest intelligence, and so on. These questions require both
computational and philosophical perspectives and tools.
While many approaches to considering intelligence are available, we will use the notion of an agent
as a unifying theme throughout the course. This will require an
understanding of what we mean by agent and angency, and an exploration
of how agents interact with their environment (and each other).
suite of concerns draws from computer science, philosophy, mathematics,
economics, sociology, psychology, and communication studies. Thus, you
will have many opportunities to experience a liberal arts education in