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Summer 2014: COGS 582 Special Topics: Goedel, Escher, Bach: 20,000 Leagues Under the Mind

 

COGS 582 Special Topics: Goedel, Escher, Bach: 20,000 Leagues Under the Mind (3+0+0) ECTS 8

Douglas Hofstadter’s “Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid”; from matter to mind; evolution and the central dogma of genetics from viruses to mammals; formal systems; self-reference and recursion; strange loops; modelling and isomorphisms; emergence of cognitive agents; approaches in modelling cognition; limits of current AI and robotics in modelling cognition.

Prerequisite: COGS 500 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor
Quota: Consent of the instructor
Instructor: Georgi Stojanov