In Alan Turing’s alma mater, students address what will surely be one of the most dramatic features of 21st century life. The course sets out to define AI while uncovering its history – including the role Cambridge visionaries played in its development. Alongside, students are introduced to its current uses and potential: in robotics, naturally, but in almost every other facet of life and government. They discover how designers and programmers bring, or are seeking to bring, AI into play, while creating their own algorithms to solve different problems. Part of the course is devoted to addressing the ethics surrounding AI and the threat to rights inherent in overreliance on machines.
The Cambridge Tradition is based at Jesus College, whose buildings date back to the twelfth century, and counts notable figures such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Cranmer, and Prince Edward among its alumni.
In Cambridge, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. Students are housed in singles or doubles. Students can request a private bathroom (for a fee), on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students on the Cambridge Tradition attend one or two Sessions and choose one course per Session. Popular courses include Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy and Astrophysics, International Espionage, Medicine, and Psychology.
Every class is designed to use Cambridge as a teaching tool. When not in class, students have access to a full range of optional activities designed to help them discover Cambridge and immerse themselves in English life. They can go on tours of local sights, go on field trips, take part in sporting activities.