Courses and Workshops

Being Humans in the Age of AI

Robert Todd
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (PT)
Repeats every Wednesday until Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
Price: $155.00
48 slots available

We remain, for all our searching, alone in the universe. How do we get feedback on our performance as Human Beings? Are we doing this right, or terribly wrong? Driven, perhaps, by a collective case of imposter syndrome, we’re creating someone else to ask. We’re living in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Trained on the spoils of the Internet Age, machines can now do human stuff: master the most complex games, write, paint and compose, converse in multiple languages, drive a car on the busy streets of San Francisco.

This course is a primer for humans living in the Age of AI and an exploration of what it might mean to not be the only intelligence in town. You will gain a working understanding of what AI is (and isn’t), where it came from, how it works, and where it’s going. You’ll get non-technical explanations of highly-technical concepts, jaw-dropping examples, helpful historical context and lots of colorful charts and diagrams.

Faculty Bio

Robert Todd has built innovative teams and products at places like McKinsey & Co, LinkedIn and San Francisco State University.

This is an In-Person, Livestreamed + Recorded Course

  • Classes will be held in person at Freight & Salvage at 2020 Addison St., Berkeley
  • Classes will also stream live simultaneously, and be video recorded
  • You must be a current OLLI @Berkeley member to register. Learn about membership, including our fee assistance program.

Schedule Highlights

  • Course starts on Wednesdays, Jan. 17 and ends on Wednesday, Feb. 21
  • Classes meet for six weeks, two hours per session (1–3 PM)
  • Videos will post on Fridays in Member Dashboards
  • All course materials, including videos, will be available to view and enjoy through March 31

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