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The Human Intelligence Enterprise: 2019

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2019 Current Assignments

# Day Date Technical Topic Communication assignment Communication discussion
Mon 15 Apr Patriot's Day vacation
14 Wed 17 Apr Gergely learns from an infant Quad chart Selling it
Product introductions
15 Mon 22 Apr Minsky gets emotional Op Ed How to construct posters

2019 Previous assignments

# Day Date Technical Topic Communication assignment Communication discussion
Mon 4 Feb Registration day
Wed 6 Feb Winston reflects on the first 65 years
1Mon 11 Feb Turing suggests test for success Paper decoding Paper decoding
2Wed 13 Feb Minsky provides a problem set Recommendation VSN-C, Broken glass
Mon 18 Feb President's day
3Tue 19 Feb Davis and friends affirm value of representations; Brooks denies value of representations Broken glass, For and againstRed teams
8 Wed 2O Feb Marr speaks to what constitutes good work Talking points, Contributions Talking points
4 Mon 25 Feb Tenenbaum and friends salute the Reverend Bayes
Glymour salutes Kepler
Panel preparation How to run a panel
5 Wed 27 Feb Hinton launches third waveWhite paper Improvement through knowledge engineering
6Mon4 Mar Borchardt focuses on transitions Update letter Details sell, Winston's star
7Wed 6 Mar Jackendoff grounds out in trajectories Trip report Interviews
8 Wed 11 Mar Ullman explains visual routines Study report How to run a study
9 Mon 13 Mar Larson grounds symbols in perception Press release How to write a press release
10 Mon 18 Mar Spelke explains how to turn MIT students into rats
Fedorenko tells us we don't need language to think
Speaker evaluation How to make decisions
11 Wed 20 Mar Berwick & Chomsky explain how we are different Interview Mimicry
Mon 25 Mar No class—Spring Break
Wed 27 Mar No class—Spring Break
Mon 1 Apr Tattersall finds symbolic species
Lettvin finds bug detector
Amnesty assignment Applied ethics
12 Wed 3 Apr Minsky predicts important role for perception Review How to write a review
How to write a nomination letter
Mon 8 Apr Merge revisited
13 Wed 10 Apr McIntyre builds contortionist Nomination letter How to do slides