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Course title Artificial Intelligence
Course code BENC2020
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 31-10-2022 9-12-2022 X X L
Level no level
Coordinator Stelios Asteriadis
For more information: stelios.asteriadis@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* To convey the ideas that have emerged over the past fifty years of Artificial Intelligence research, and about two millennia of related work.
* To discuss the possibility of machines that think.
* To show how algorithms can be used to enable systems to think or act intelligently and to discuss state-of-the-art advances in the Artificial Intelligence community.
Description
The course starts with an introduction to artificial intelligence and an explanation of algorithms that allow agents to search for optimal solutions in complicated environments. Also, algorithms and problems related to artificial intelligence and games, neural networks basics, but also the emerging field of computer vision are introduced and discussed. Towards the end of the course, a lecture regarding artificial intelligence and related ethics takes place, allowing students to see how computational techniques relate to handling biases and misconceptions.
The main part of the course explores the metaphor of an intelligent agent by introducing a number of state-of-the-art concepts, algorithms, and methods which enable computers (i.e., software and robots) to solve problems in a way which deserves to be called intelligent. Covered topics are explored and applied in exercises and tasks (mainly in-class, but also as homework).
Literature
Russell, S., & Norvig, P. (2009, Third Edition). Artificial Intelligence. A modern approach. Prentice-Hall.
Prerequisites
BENC1002 Calculus
BENC2001 Multivariable Calculus
BENC1004 Linear Algebra
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Assignment
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