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Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis)

Open University of Cyprus

M.Sc. Online
24 months
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2700 EUR/year
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About

Since the inception of the computing paradigm, the prevalent metaphor for a computer has been that of a multi-purpose tool, as exemplified by the use of “command lines” and “desktops” at the interface between humans and computers. We offer a master degree in Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis) at the Open University of Cyprus. 

Overview

The unparalleled prevalence of computing-enabled devices in our everyday lives, and the widespread access to information over the Web, suggests a more apt metaphor for a modern computer, that of an assistant. Humans no longer use, but rather collaborate with their devices to solve a cognitive task, with each party learning and adapting to the capabilities of the other. Communication and decision-making happens at a level that is transparent to, and cognitively-compatible with, human abilities and limitations. One no longer speaks of human-computer interaction, but of human-computer symbiosis.

To teach the new paradigm of cognitive computing, the M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis) at the Open University of Cyprus brings together two main scientific areas: Cognitive Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science. 

Aiming, on the one hand, for the prospective students to understand the basis for human cognition, the Program is strongly influenced by Cognitive Psychology and includes learning modules that explore the fundamentals of perception, learning, mental representation, and reasoning in humans. 

Aiming, on the other hand, for the prospective students to be able to design cognitive systems, the Program places its emphasis on the investigation of computational methods and tools for understanding and designing cognitive systems, and includes learning modules from Connectionist and Symbolic Artificial Intelligence, from Machine Learning, and learning modules on recent developments in Cognitive Computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Intelligent Systems
  • Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition
  • Learning and Memory in Humans
  • Experimental Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program is geared towards students with a first degree in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), or a first degree in Cognitive Science or Psychology. The program assumes basic knowledge in the field of mathematics.
  • Highly-motivated candidates from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply, but should expect to put extra effort to complement their prior studies by following additional induction elements linked to individual courses so that they can acquire the required background for these courses. Subject to sufficient demand, and approval by the University, a general induction course may also be offered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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