|Owning department||Department of Computer Science|
|Notional study hours||120|
|Level||FHEQ level 7|
|Assessment summary||Coursework 100%|
|Supplementary assessment||like-for-like reassessment|
- To give students an understanding of current theoretical, methodological and practical research issues around human interaction with robots and other computational intelligence.
- To teach students relevant knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, evaluation and management of systems involving humans and intelligent machines.
- To raise students' awareness of ethical and related challenges and constraints around the coexistence and collaboration of humans and intelligent machines.
- To give students experience of researching advanced topics in computer science, summarising the current state of the art, undertaking a relevant study and presenting the results.
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of current practice and developments in systems involving humans and intelligent machines
- show awareness of intelligent systems design issues
- critically evaluate examples of the design and deployment of intelligent systems
- recognise and challenge advances in the state of the art of intelligent systems
- design, conduct and critique original research to address questions and challenges in the design and use of systems involving humans and machine intelligence
- Problem solving
- Working with others
- Ability to reason analytically and scientifically about taught material
- Ability to research, summarise and cogently debate state of the art literature
Course content will draw on a range of foundational and current issues in relevant areas. Examples of the topics include:
- what is machine intelligence?
- a systems approach to human-machine interaction
- what aspects of humans and non-human agents should be considered in designing intelligent systems?
- robots and diverse human needs, e.g. the young, the old, disabled people
- active learning
- ethics and safety of machine intelligence
- Centaur AI and cyborgs