/Artificial Intelligence: Distinguishing Between Fact and Fiction

Provided by: Coventry University

Course Area: All areas

Course Code: Future Learn

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200518

End date: 20200601

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

How well do you understand artificial intelligence (AI)? Explore how to separate the reality from the hype on this course.


On this two-week course, you will have the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence, how it’s perceived today and the differences between the hype, marketing and reality of AI.


You will have the chance to examine Alan Turing’s scholarship following his codebreaking successes in World War II at Bletchley Park. You will also explore how John McCarthy coined the term ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’ and the current state of the art, including manufacturing and social robotics.


This course is part of the programme Cryptography, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Cyber Security from Coventry University.

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone interested in artificial intelligence in psychology, philosophy and child development.

What will I learn

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the different features of human intelligence
  • Distinguish between the claims and current reality of artificial intelligence (AI)
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