Classes

Neuro 130/230 GSAS 78454 Visual object recognition: From computational and biophysical algorithms to cognition

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

 

Visual recognition is essential for most everyday tasks including navigation, reading and socialization. Visual pattern recognition is also important for many engineering applications such as automatic analysis of clinical images, face recognition by computers, security tasks and automatic navigation....

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Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2016

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2017

The problem of intelligence – how the brain produces intelligent behavior and how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines – is arguably the greatest problem in science and technology. To solve it we will need to understand how human intelligence emerges from computation in neural circuits, with rigor sufficient to reproduce similar intelligent behavior in machines. Success in this endeavor ultimately will enable us to understand ourselves better, to produce smarter machines, and perhaps even to make ourselves smarter. Today’s AI technologies, such as Watson and Siri, are...

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Freshman Seminar 43H: White Collar Blues? Work in the Age of Flexible Capitalism

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Does flexible work lead to liberation or loss of identity?  Does it bring self-fulfillment or insecurity? This course will examine the ways in which workers’ connections to employers, occupations, and locations have become more fluid and transitory, and we will critically engage in the debate about the social and personal consequences of such “flexible” labor.  We will explore the similarities and differences between workers and professionals, and we will be attentive to both structure and culture. Readings include prominent social theorists along with detailed ethnographic...

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