2P01 Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Tutor/Facilitator Maurita Harney

Date: on/from Tue 7 May 2024 to Tue 11 Jun 2024
Frequency: weekly
Class time: 1:30-3:00

Delivered F2F

South Melbourne Community Centre, hall 3

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THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE COURSE OFFERED IN TERM 1. An exploration of some of the many facets of the evolving technology of  artificial intelligence (AI) including its philosophical, technical and social dimensions. Format of classes is lecture/discussion, and participants will be encouraged to suggest topics of interest.

Topics may include: ethical issues arising from eg facial recognition systems and text-based systems (ChatGPT, Bard, etc); sentient machines; ‘emotional’ AI; art, creativity and authorship; applications of AI in eg automated vehicles; robotics; bioengineering, war technologies etc.

TUTOR: Maurita’s background is in academic teaching and research in philosophy, with a special interest in philosophies of mind, brain and consciousness.  This interest encompasses aspects of artificial intelligence which she researched during its early developments in the 1980s and 1990s.  She has tutored in philosophy subjects at U3APP over a number of years.

No class on 14 May

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.