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The Human Intelligence Enterprise: 2017

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Project summaries for 2017 are now online.


# Day Date Technical Topic Communication assignment Communication discussion
17 Mon 1 May 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
18 Wed 3 May
18 Mon 8 May
19 Wed 10 May
Mon 15 May Assignment Recommendation
Presentation Suggestions
How to applaud, Kabuki style
Wed 17 May Assignment Recommendation
Presentation Suggestions
A boyfriend in a box

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
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
Lettvin finds bug detector
Tattersall finds symbolic species
Amnesty assignment How to do slides
11 Wed 5 Apr Ullman explains visual routines Slide show How to run a study
12 Mon 10 Apr Geiger argues that dyslexics see too much
Sutherland calls for courage
Letter to author(s)How to change a decision
How to threaten people
13 Wed 12 Apr McIntyre builds contortionist Nomination letter How to write a nomination letter
Mon 17 Apr No class—Patriot's Day
14 Wed 19 Apr Gergely learns from an infant Quint chart Selling it
Product introductions
15 Mon 24 Apr Minsky gets emotional Op Ed How to construct posters
16 Wed 26 Apr Lenat builds machine accessible encyclopedia Poster Investment criteria