Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence:

Flow of the 2 week program on ‘Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence’
Applications and implications ‘

This is a provisional, tentative set of posts.

They will get re-sequenced and modified to make a more effective narrative and to respond to changes that happen in this very rapidly changing field.

First cohort begins : Monday 16th April 2018 ; ends Friday 27th April 2018

Week1: Day1: A quick history of Artificial Intelligence
Topic 1.1.1: Timeline of progress of AI: key moments in its story
Topic 1.1.2: The Turing test
Topic 1.1.3: Narrow Intelligence, General Intelligence and Super Intelligence
Topic 1.1.4: The resurgence of AI: Investments and Opportunities in AI
Topic 1.1.5: The future of AI

Week1: Day2: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Topic 1.2.1: The many dimensions of AI
Topic 1.2.2: Distinction between Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Topic 1.2.3: Robotics and its challenges
Topic 1.2.4: Swarm Intelligence
Topic 1.2.5: AI in/for Robotics

Week1: Day 3: Automation of Knowledge Work

Topic 1.3.1: A Disruptive Technology with $5 to 7 trillion impact (McKinsey Report )
Topic 1.3.2: Benefits of RPA
Topic 1.3.3: Software Robots
Topic 1.3.4: The future of knowledge work
Topic 1.3.5: Robotic Process Automation

Week1: Day4: What can AI do today, and how?
Topic 1.4.1: AI can read, see and hear
Topic 1.4.2: The Mathematics needed by AI
Topic 1.4.3: Predictive modelling
Topic 1.4.4: Recommendation Engines
Topic 1.4.5: Chatbots

Week1: Day5: Machine Learning under the hood: meanings of the buzzwords
Topic 1.5.1: The key algorithms
Topic 1.5.2: Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning,
Topic 1.5.3: Deep Learning
Topic 1.5.4: Support Vector Machines
Topic 1.5.5: Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks

Week2: Day1: Use case studies
Topic 2.1.1: Autonomous Transportation
Topic 2.1.2: Agriculture
Topic 2.1.3: Healthcare
Topic 2.1.4: Education : research and teaching
Topic 2.1.5: Home and service robots

Week2: Day2: The Technologies
Topic 2.2.1: IBM Watson
Topic 2.2.2: Google Tensorflow
Topic 2.2.3: Apple AI neural engine
Topic 2.2.4: Amazon Sagemaker
Topic 2.2.5: Mobile AI : AI on the Smartphone

Week2: Day 3: Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Matters

Topic 2.3.1: Legal dimensions of AI: culpability, Robot Rights
Topic 2.3.2: Privacy: a major ethical concern
Topic 2.3.3: WEF’s list of other ethical concerns
Topic 2.3.4: AI empowered warfare
Topic 2.3.5: What should be the Regulatory Framework for AI?

Week2: Day4: The future of work
Topic 2.4.1: Studies/reports on job displacements
Topic 2.4.2: Reduction/disappearance of the middle class
Topic 2.4.3: The Gig economy
Topic 2.4.4: Human dignity
Topic 2.4.5: The concept of a Universal Basic Income

Week2: Day5: AI and the Arts
Topic 2.5.1: Computational Creativity
Topic 2.5.2: Movies related to AI: The Terminator (1984); Steven Spielberg’s Movie : AI (2001); Ex Machina (2015)
Topic 2.5.3: A conversation on AI and the arts
Topic 2.5.4: Can Computers create poetry?
Topic 2.5.5: Beyond Singularity : the play (2017)

Future editions :

Second cohort begins : Monday 14th May 2018; ends Friday 25th May 2018
Third cohort begins : Monday 11th June 2018; ends Friday 22nd June 2018