188.502 Media and Brain 1: 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

Properties

  • 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

A selection of topic such as the following:

  • 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 seminar project in small groups of 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
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Preparation                       0.04    1.0
Lecture                           0.16    4.0
Preparation of Seminar Project   0.04    1.0
Seminar Project Work              2.04   63.0
Preparation of the Oral Exam      0.70   17.5
Oral Exam                         0.02    0.5
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Total                             3.00   75.0


Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu09:00 - 10:0007.03.2019FAV Hörsaal 1 Pre-Lecture Meeting
Thu09:00 - 12:0014.03.2019FAV Hörsaal 1 Lecture
Fri14:00 - 19:0021.06.2019 NEW: Lecture Room FAV 01, Favoritenstrasse 9, ground floorPresentations Media and Brain 1
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam on lecture contents + seminar paper

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2019 00:00 07.03.2019 00:00

Curricula

Literature

List of topics and links in the TUWEL forum

Previous knowledge

Basic understanding of pattern recognition

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

English