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Intelligence in Machines, Humans, and Other Animals

Winter, 2016

Links to Powerpoint slides, supplementary readings, and videos (more to come)

Books on reserve at Porter Library desk (Boden, Bostrum, Eliasmith, Nisbett, Sternberg)

Cognitive science resources

Open mind: New free collection on philosophy of mind

Week 1: Minds

PDF of Powerpoint slides for Week 1

Thagard blog post: what is intelligence?

Working memory development in humans

Advances in Cognitive Systems

Will AI destroy humanity?

Will robots eliminate jobs?

Effects of artificial intelligence

Open letter on beneficial artificial intelligence

Computers playing poker

Machines help learn about stars

Are people becoming more intelligent? The Flynn effect

Week 2: Brains

PDF of slides for Week 2

Gene linking brain structure to intelligence

Number of neurons in different animals

How ants navigate

The parietal-frontal integration theory of intelligence

Unsolved problems of neuroscience

The Brain Observatory

IBM's Watson

ROSS: Application of Watson to law

Video: Watson on jeopardy

Watson in medicine

IBM Watson home page

Chef Watson

How Chef Watson works

Watson creativity

Week 3: Images

PDF of slides for Week 3

Visual illusions

How Google cars work

Trick for Google cars

Google cars on city streets

Limits to Google cars

Facebook image processing tools


Week 4: Concepts

PDF of slides for Week 4



Video: Lenat on computers vs. common sense

Goat intelligence

Concept learning in bees

Thagard blog: Should people fear artificial intelligence?

Video: Brains are for movement

Week 5: Rules

PDF slides for Week 5

Rosie videos

Octopus using tools

Octopus brains

Intelligence in dolphins and whales

Intelligent monkey video

Fish intelligence, sentience and ethics (scroll down)

Do fish feel pain?

Fish intelligence

Week 6: Analogies

PDF slides for week 6

Derek Penn on why humans are so different from other animals

AI system: Run the structure mapping engine including CYC

Conformity in bird culture

Crow problem solving

Crow problem solving video

Crow intelligence video

Do nonhuman animals teach?

Chimp teaching signs

Video: chimp teaching signs

Meerkats teach pups?

Dog teaching pup?

Computer teachers (cognitive tutors)

Week 7: Emotions

PDF slides for week 7

Emotions as semantic pointers

MIT affective computing

Picard video on affective computing

USC computatioanl emotion group


Dogs recognize emotions

Tool use by animals

Video: Neuroimaging empathy

Reason and emotion cartoon

Sentiment analysis of Twitter data

The geography of happiness

Depression (NIMH)

Do bees have emotions?

Do fish have emotions?

Genes for feeling good

Week 8: Consciousness

PDF slides for week 8

Thagard: Two theories of consciousness

Aaronson against information integration theory

Tononi and Christof 2014

Animal consciousness

Octopus consciousness

Video: Attention in rats

Journal of Machine Consciousness

Cambridge declaration on consciousness of animals

Is the USA conscious?

Week 9: Action

PDF slides for week 9

Intention, emotion, and action as semantic pointers

Clearpath Robotics

Robot Report

Soccer robots

Killer robots

Worm-brain robot

Spot the robot dog Related link

Dolphin tools

Libet's free will experiment

iCub humanoid robot Related link

Do robots increase income inequality?

Week 10: Language

PDF slides for week 10

Chimpanzee gestures

Chimps learning new words

Kanzi and novel sentences

Prairie dog language video

Journalism by computer

Week 11: Creativity

PDF slides for week 11

Cope on music

Cope's website

Culinary creativity by imagery

How to be creative

Google's DQN learns to play video games Related link

DQN article + videos

Google Brain

Hinton and deep learning

Week 12: The Self

PDF slides for week 12

Thagard on the self as a complex system

Thagard and Wood: 80 phenomena about the self

Facebook's Virtual Assistant

AI at Facebook

iCub: Robot with a self?

Bonobo intelligence

MIT Collective Intelligence project

Macaque monkeys recognize themselves in mirrors

Waterloo Brain Day April 8 2015


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Paul Thagard

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

This page updated Dec. 17, 2015