Applied Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Work

An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.

Faculty

Debayan Gupta

Course Dates

23rd May – 1st June

Price

INR 12,000 + GST

Timings

5 to 7pm

About The Course

AI is a buzzword like no other. Automation has revolutionized industry after industry, but AI promises to automate thought itself. Is this even possible? And if so, what does it mean for the future of work, and for humanity? This course will provide a basic foundation in the history of AI, along with some practical (current) uses, and then try to understand how the field will evolve. We’ll also go through a number of common AI tasks; students with a background in programming are encouraged to code up some of these by themselves. In addition to the above, we will also cover some psychology and neurobiology, and discuss how humans perceive intelligence.

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    Course Faculty

    Mahavir Jhawar

    Debayan Gupta

    Ph.D. Yale University

    Debayan Gupta is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Ashoka University, where he teaches a course on security and privacy as well as an introductory programming class. He is also a visiting professor and research affiliate at MIT and MIT-Sloan. Debayan’s primary areas of interest include secure computation, cryptography, and privacy. He also occasionally dabbles in number theory, complexity theory, robotics, and machine learning (and, on rare occasions, economics). He has helped start a number of companies in India and abroad and holds board positions in these start-ups. He also consults for and advises companies on cybersecurity, helping c-suite individuals understand and mitigate cyber-risk. He has a Ph.D. from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

    Horizons Course Objectives

    Discover Your Interest and Aptitude

    Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines

    Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India

    Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas

    Develop New Skills and Abilities

    Learning Support for the Course

    Satpreet Makhija

    Teaching Assistant

    Satpreet Makhija – Teaching Assistant
    Satpreet is a fourth year Computer Science undergraduate student at Ashoka University. He will be joining Google as a Strategic Cloud Engineer in July 2022. During his undergraduate studies, he has changed his major so many times that he has lost count. Economics, Maths, English, to name a few. He finally found his home at the culmination of them all, Computer Science. He wants to be at the intersection of technology and society. Currently, he is obsessed with cryptocurrencies. He plays tennis in his free time. His favourite book, Notes from Underground. You can find him @Samafromearth on Twitter.