188.499 Media and Brain 2 Artificial Consciousness
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

New model lecture on media perception and media reception emphasizing the cybernetic neural processes involved. We aim at establishing a link between media theory and media analysis by employing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Topic 2019 is artificial consciousness, for example, in deep neural networks. Some aspects will be: analogical reasoning, creativity, lying, killer robots & ethics in AI, etc.

Subject of course

  • Foundations: Information theory, media theory, mathematical tools, logistics
  • Advanced features: symmetry, self-similarity, etc.
  • Advanced machine learning: neural nets, boundaries of learning, etc.
  • Advanced topics: dynamic systems, measure theory, etc.

Additional information

Pedagogic concept

  • Frame of knowledge transfer with lecture block at the beginning an exam at the end of the lecture
  • Exploration of lecture contents in a lab project in groups of 2-3 students
  • Application of state of the art visualization and seminar methods for enabling student participation during the lecture
  • Application of an open forum for knowledge exchange over groups during the lab course

ECTS Breakdown

Description                       ECTS  Hours
Preparation                       0.04    1.0
Lecture                           0.16    4.0
Preparation of the Group Project  0.04    1.0
Group Project Work                2.04   63.0
Preparation of the Oral Exam      0.70   17.5
Oral Exam                         0.02    0.5
Total                             3.00   75.0



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 10:0007.03.2019 Seminar room FAV 1, Favoritenstrasse 11, ground floor, HEEG02Pre-Lecture Meeting
Fri09:00 - 12:0015.03.2019FAV Hörsaal 1 Lecture
Fri14:00 - 19:0028.06.2019FAV Hörsaal 1 Presentations Media and Brain 2
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam on lecture contents + seminar paper

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2019 00:00 08.03.2019 00:00



List of topics and links in the TUWEL forum

Previous knowledge

Basic understanding of pattern recognition

Preceding courses