In this course, we study Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and learn intuitive explanations behind them. AI algorithms are the algorithms used for automated decision making and execution. AI algorithms are behind the technologies in scheduling flights, search engines, self-driving vehicles, recommendations systems, navigation systems, robotics, solvers, voice recognition, translation, and so many other complex and advanced problems.
The course assumes students are comfortable with basic concepts in analysis, elementary algebra, elementary probability, statistics, and programming. It is recommended that students have the basic knowledge of linear algebra, the basics of machine learning, and the basics of deep learning, but it is not necessary. We will cover the required material in this course.
Target: This course is targeted to beginning graduate students in Computer Science interested in working in Artificial Intelligence or applying Artificial Intelligence approaches to other areas of Computer Science or interdisciplinary domains. The course should be of interest to graduate students from other STEM disciplines satisfying the prerequisites and interested in learning about Artificial Intelligence.
*Make sure you are enrolled in the course piazza (contact Enoch Adu if no access).
*Lecture videos will be streamed and uploaded to Brightspace.
*For information regarding auditing and enrolling contact Lori O’Brien.
*We do not use a particular textbook.
*The main body of the course material is borrowed from Stanford University CS221 Artificial Intelligence by Percy and Dorsa.
[HW1: 8%, HW2: 8%, HW3: 8%, HW4: 8%, HW5: 8%, HW6: 8%]
*No late submission would be accepted.
I encourage the students to discuss and exchange ideas about the course materials. The students shall accomplish each of their problem sets, project, midterm, and final individually. No collaboration or discussion prior to the due times.
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