Using computers to model and extend the human mind
The University of Georgia has always seen cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field where computer science intersects with philosophy, psychology, linguistics, engineering and other fields.This comprises both classical artificial intelligence, which focuses on getting computers to behave intelligently, and newer approaches to cognitive computing, where the computer is seen as an extension rather than a model of the human mind.
The Institute for Artificial Intelligence is an interdepartmental research and instructional unit within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Georgia. Strengths include logic programming, expert systems, neural nets, genetic algorithms, natural language processing and computational psycholinguistics.The Institute for Artificial Intelligence houses two degree programs, the Master of Science program in Artificial Intelligence and the bachelor's degree program in Cognitive Science. Affliliated with the Institute are over 75 people hailing from over 10 different countries. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our program student body and the ability of our program to allow for the pursuit of personal research interests.