The Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer Course is now available through MIT OpenCourseWare!

Image from BMM Course on MIT Open Course Ware (MIT OCW.)
April 4, 2018

We're very excited to announce the publication of the Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer Course on MIT OpenCourseWare!

Preparing this course to be released on OCW was a large task which required the help of many individuals. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the summer course, in ways large and small, and helped us to share this experience with the world through OCW!
Ellen Hildreth, CBMM Coordinator for Education


Course Description

This course explores the problem of intelligence—its nature, how it is produced by the brain and how it could be replicated in machines—using an approach that integrates cognitive science, which studies the mind; neuroscience, which studies the brain; and computer science and artificial intelligence, which study the computations needed to develop intelligent machines. Materials are drawn from the Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course offered annually at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, taught by faculty affiliated with the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines. Elements of the summer course are integrated into the MIT course, 9.523 Aspects of a Computational Theory of Intelligence.


This course includes the contributions of many instructors, guest speakers, and a team of iCub researchers. See the complete list of contributors.