PHL342H1: Minds and Machines


An investigation of philosophical questions raised by contemporary cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI). Possible topics to be addressed: whether machines could think and be conscious; the computational theory of mind; embodied cognition and the extended mind hypothesis; the “singularity”; and moral and political implications of machine learning research.

8.0 credits, including COG250Y1 or 1.5 credits in PHL
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)