The Society of Mind (2011)
By Marvin Minsky
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The Society of Mind offers an overview of philosophy of the mind, as well as in-depth discussions relating to artificial intelligence and humans as machines. The course is built around The Emotion Machine by Marvin Minsky.
|1||VideoLecture 1: Introduction||In this lecture, students discuss the introduction to The Emotion Machine, expectations and overview of the class, and general understanding of emotions, consciousness, and intelligence.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoLecture 2: Falling In Love||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 1 of The Emotion Machine, covering topics such as love, infatuation, and the Self.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLecture 3: Cognitive Architectures||In this lecture, students use readings of M.A. Bozarth and Carl Sagan to discuss pleasure systems in the brain and human problem solving.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoLecture 4: Question and Answer Session 1||In this lecture, students discussion what drives people to act and where they acquire their goals. Students are introduced to the idea of the top level goal: thrive.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoLecture 5: From Panic to Suffering||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 4 of The Emotion Machine, covering topics such as the relationship between pain, hurt, and perception, and how the mind exploits emotions.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoLecture 6: Layers of Mental Activities||In this lecture, students discuss Barry Schwartz's 2000 piece on the psychology of hope. They also look at ethical dilemmas for positive psychology, and who has the right to meddle with top-level goals or induce happiness.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoLecture 7: Layered Knowledge Representations||In this lecture, students discuss the nature of consciousness, asking what it is, and then asking whether the question is well founded.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoLecture 8: Question and Answer Session 2||In this lecture, students discuss cognitive architectures for organizing large artificial intelligence projects, as well future directions for what is needed.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoLecture 9: Common Sense||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 6 of The Emotion Machine, focusing on topics such as "commonsense knowledge," both in people and in machines.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoLecture 10: Question and Answer Session 3||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 7 of The Emotion Machine, covering many different techniques for inference and solving problems with reasoning.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoLecture 11: Mind vs. Brain: Confessions of a Defector||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 8 from The Emotion Machine, covering what "genius" is, and how it is distinguished from everyday thinking, as well as ways to learn from mistakes.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoLecture 12: Question and Answer Session 4||In this lecture, students discuss Chapter 9 of The Emotion Machine, questioning philosophical notions of selfhood, boundaries, models, and outlying cases.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoLecture 13: Closing Thoughts||In this lecture, students discuss the course as a whole, the ideas covered, and thoughts on the mind, emotions, and artificial intelligence.||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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