6.803 / 6.833 The Human Intelligence Enterprise

Spring 2002

Sistine Chapel ceiling Michaelangelo's Creation of Adam.
Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. (Image from Michelangelo : des Meisters Werke in 166 Abbildungen : mit einer biographischen Einleitung, Fritz Knapp, 1906.)

Course Highlights

6.803/6.833 is a course in the department's "Artifical Intelligence and Applications" concentration. This site features assignments for the course, as well as information on the course's graduate term project.

Course Description

This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.803) and graduates (6.833). 6.803/6.833 is designed to help students learn about progress toward the scientific goal of understanding human intelligence from a computational point of view. This course complements 6.034, because 6.803/6.833 focuses on long-standing scientific questions, whereas 6.034 focuses on existing tools for building applications with reasoning and learning capability. The content of 6.803/6.833 is largely based on papers by representative Artificial Intelligence leaders, which serve as the basis for discussion and assignments for the course.
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Prof. Patrick Winston

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate