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The Human Intelligence Enterprise: 2017

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# Day Date Technical Topic Communication assignment Communication discussion
7 Mon 13 Mar Minsky predicts important role for perception Review Review, Opening moves, Winston's Star
8 Wed 15 Mar Larson grounds symbols in perception Press release How to write a press release
9 Mon 20 Mar Hinton launches third waveWhite paper Improvement through knowledge engineering
10 Wed 22 Mar Berwick & Chomsky explain how we are different Interview Mimicry
Mon 27 Mar No class—Spring Break
Wed 29 Mar No class—Spring Break
Mon 3 Apr Tentative:
Lettvin finds bug detector
Tattersall finds symbolic species
Amnesty assignment How to do slides

Past Assignments

# Day Date Technical Topic Communication assignment Communication discussion
Mon 6 Feb Registration day
Wed 8 Feb Winston reflects on the first 65 years
Mon 13 Feb Fake snowstorm, MIT closed
1Wed 15 Feb Turing suggests test for success Paper decoding Paper decoding, broken glass
2Tue 21 Feb Minsky provides a problem set Tenure recommendation Promises
Wed 22 Feb Marr speaks to what constitutes good work Talking points, Contributions
3 Mon 27 Feb Brooks denies value of representations
Davis and friends affirm value of representations
Empowerment, contributions, glass VSN–C
4 Wed 1 Mar Tenenbaum and friends salute the Reverend Bayes
Glymour salutes Kepler
Panel preparation How to run a panel
5Mon 6 Mar Jackendoff grounds out in trajectories Trip report How to run a conference
6Wed 8 Mar Borchardt focuses on transitions Update letter Details sell