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Spring Elective Course Idea: PHIL 497

Are you looking for an upper-division elective course to take during the Spring semester? Consider enrolling in PHIL 497: Human and Machine Intelligence.

Do computers really think? Is so-called “artificial intelligence” really intelligent, or do AI systems merely mimic thought, while understanding nothing? Students will have the opportunity to explore these topics in this course, as well as the following:

  • What is intelligence?
  • Computation and artificial intelligence
  • Intentionality and understanding
  • Words, meanings, and concepts
  • Information and misinformation

Additionally, Dr. Sydney Boutros, Assistant Professor from the Department of Psychological Science, will be a guest lecturer in this course during the Spring semester.

This course has no prerequisite requirements, meaning any student can enroll. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Edward Ferrier at (