Link Search Menu Expand Document

Artificial and Natural Intelligence πŸ§ πŸ€–

What does it mean for a machine to be intelligent, how does current artificial intelligence compare with animal intelligence, and should we be worried?

Instructor: Professor Venkatesh Murthy (vnmurthy@fas.harvard.edu)
Head TF: Kumaresh Krishnan (kumaresh_krishnan@g.harvard.edu)
Lecture: M/W 3-4:15PM | Location: NW B103
Section times: M: 4:30, 6:00; W: 4:30; R: 10:30, 1:30, 3:00; F: 1:30
Announcements (Links to Canvas)
Office Hours Prof. Murthy Tue 3:00-4:30pm, Biolabs 4027 (16 Divinity Ave) Thurs 9:00-10:00am Zoom

Quick Links

Week 1 - Introduction

Jan 22
LEC 1 What is Intelligence? πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
Marr_vision
Jan 24
LEC 2 With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
Ethics_of_BCI
Healthcare_bias

Week 2 - The Building Blocks of Biological and Artificial Intelligence

Jan 29
LEC 3 The Building Blocks of the Brain πŸŽ₯
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Intro_to_neurons
Online_intro
Jan 31
LEC 4 Guest Lecture - Prof. Jeff Lichtman πŸŽ₯
Readings (some papers mentioned in the guest lecture) πŸ“–
Technicolor_neurons
Muscle_connectome
NMJ_development
PSET 1 handed out Covers lectures 1-4
Pdf LaTeX
Reading Responses Due (Week 1)
Submission
Feb 03
Reading Responses Due (Week 2)
Submission
Section
Section begins this week!

Week 3 - The Building Blocks of Biological and Artificial Intelligence (Cont'd)

Feb 5
LEC 5 The Architecture of the Brain - I πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
Ballard_chapter_draft
Luo_Onepager
Feb 7
LEC 6 The Architecture of the Brain - II πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“– - Same as Lecture 5
Feb 09
PSET 1 DUE @ 11:59
Submission Key
Feb 11
Reading Responses Due (Week 3)
Submission

Week 4 - The Building Blocks of Biological and Artificial Intelligence (Cont'd)

Feb 12
LEC 7 The Building Blocks of Neural Networks πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
Nielsen_book_Chap1
Blog_post
Feb 14
LEC 8 How Networks LearnπŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
DeepLearning_book_Chap1
Intro_to_backprop
Data_annotation
PSET 2 handed out Covers lectures 5-8
PSet2 PDF / LaTeX
Feb 18
Reading Responses Due (Week 4)
Submission

Week 5 - Learning to Represent

Feb 19
No Class – President’s Day
Feb 21
LEC 9 Primary Visual Cortex Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) πŸŽ₯
Slides
Lecture notes
Readings πŸ“–
The Neuroscience of Vision
Neural Networks and Deep Learning
Feb 23
PSET 2 DUE @ 11:59PM
Submit PSet 2
PSet Key
Feb 25
Reading Response Due (Week 5)
Submission

Week 6 - Learning Complex Representations

Feb 26
LEC 10 Dimensionality Reduction and Invariant Representations
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Feb 28
LEC 11 Guest Lecturer: Talia Konkle
Readings πŸ“–
Mar 3
Reading Response Due (Week 6)
Submission

Week 7 - Representation To Action

Mar 4
LEC 12 Moving in the world
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Mar 6
In class mid term exam
Midterm Key

Spring Break - Mar 09 to Mar 17

Week 8 - Learning In The Brain

Mar 18
LEC 13 Types of Learning
Slides
Lecture Notes
Readings πŸ“–
Mar 20
LEC 14 Guest Lecturer: Adam Lowet (Uchida Lab) - Reinforcement Learning
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Mar 24
Reading Responses Due - Week 8
Submission

Week 9 - Language and Learning

Mar 25
LEC 15 Natural Language
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Mar 27
LEC 16 Language and Machines
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
PSET 3 handed out Covers lectures 13-16
PSET 3 pdf
Mar 29
Final Paper - deliverable 1 due
Mar 31
Reading Response Due - Week 9
Submission

Week 10 - Applications

Apr 1
LEC 17 Learning To Play Complex Games
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Apr 3
LEC 18 Learning How To Drive A Car
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Apr 5
PSET 3 DUE @ 11:59PM
Key
Apr 7
Reading Response Due - Week 10
Submission

Week 11 - Understanding & Leveraging The Black Box

Apr 8
LEC 19 Mind-Reading
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Apr 10
LEC 20 Transfer Learning and Generalizability
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
PSET 4 handed out Covers lectures 16-20
PSet 4 Pdf
Apr 14
Reading Response Due - Week 11
Submission

Week 12 - Biases and Reality

Apr 15
LEC 21 Human & Algorithmic Biases πŸŽ₯
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Final Paper - deliverable 2 due
Apr 17
LEC 22 Generative AI πŸŽ₯
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Apr 19
PSET 4 DUE @ 11:59PM
PSet4 Key
Apr 21
Reading Response Due - Week 12
Submission

Week 13 - Final thoughts

Apr 22
LEC 23 Guest Lecture - Prof. Josh Tenenbaum
Slides
Readings πŸ“–
Apr 24
Course Summary & Feedback
FEEDBACK End-of-year course feedback
May 6
FINAL PAPER DUE @ 11:59pm

Section