Course Description

Artificial Intelligence - Expanded and Updated

Instructor: Nancy McDonald
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 1-Apr 12
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Online via Zoom  


This ten-week course expands and updates the five-week course: Artificial Intelligence - Promise and Peril. Artificial intelligence (AI), envisioned over 70 years ago, is achieving significant successes almost on a monthly basis. These rapid advances are made possible by machine learning, a type of AI that enables computers to teach themselves new capabilities without traditional programming. In addition to digital assistants and self-driving cars, this course will explore medical advances made possible through AI, as well as concerns for civil liberties and public discourse posed by uncontrolled technology.
Maximum online registrants: 300


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Several of our courses are in high demand. In order to accommodate our members who are not tech-savvy and have trouble registering online, we created a registration system in which there is no advantage to registering early, no disadvantage to registering later.

When registering, you join the Wait List for each course. Don’t be alarmed. This does not mean the course is full. After the registration period is over, we run a lottery on the courses, and it randomly determines who is admitted to each course and who is not. You typically will receive notification regarding which courses you are admitted to, about two weeks before the start of the semester. If a course accepts 150 or more students, you are very likely to get into it.
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