Teaching in 2015
Scientific English (3rd year undergrad course)
Assignment due Monday 20 April in paper form:
Example of Answer to question (2) with A. Turing
Although references to thinking machines and artificial beings have appeared in history as early as in ancient Greece (Talos of Crete, bronze robot of Hephaestus), no rigorous definition for intelligence machines was known before that proposed by Alan Turing (1912-1954), known as the Turing test. That test has been proposed to test the ability of a machine to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to that of a human being. To pass that test, a machine must be capable of engaging in a conversation with a human judge through a text-only channel in such a way that the human judge cannot reliably tell whether his interlocutor is a machine or not. Ever since it was proposed, this test has been both influential and criticized, making it one of the most fundamental concepts in the history of AI.
Assignment due Friday 1st in paper form:
Assignment due Monday 18th in paper form:
Write a 250 words summary that explains the scientific content of the video below.
Statistical Machine Learning, Kyoto U. (Autumn 2015)
Part I, Statistical Learning Theory
October 6 - December 1
Recommended reading for derivatives and gradients: Appendix A.4 of this book