Introduction to Artificial Inteligence - Spring 2001
BGU Computer Science Department
Description of the course
Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently regained the limelight, as the human
world chess champion was beaten by Deep Blue, a program written by a team
of researchers and programmers from IBM. True AI applications are also
on the rise, from expert systems for diagnosys and advice, through increasingly
intelligent robots, to intelligent and autonomous www agents.
This course deals with the issues of defining intelligence and rationality
in an agent, various methods of formalizing them, and
models for representing and using knowledge. In specific topics, mainly
search and logical reasoning, the course will focus all the way down to the
algorithm level, in order to provide some hands-on experience with programming
artificially intelligent agents.
- Course Reference: Artificial Intelligence
(202-15151) - Spring 2001
- Credits: 4
- Instructor: Dr. Solomon Eyal Shimony
- Grader: Mr. Ami Berler (e-mail:
- Course scheduled at:
- Monday 12-14, building 90, room 235
- Thursday 12-14, building 28, room 304
- Syllabus and requirements
- First Mid-term exam: May 3, 2001, 12-13, building 32,
room 306. Exam solutions.
- Second Mid-term exam June 14, 2001, 12-14, building 90,
rooms 322, 323.
- Example quiz and
- Lecture topics and notes
- Assignments - 2001:
- Assignment 1:
environment simulator and a simple agent. Due March 26.
- Assignment 2: wumpus world agents
(games and logical reasoning). Due April 23.
- Assignment 3
(homework exercises on chapters 1-7) - deadline May 1 (past).
- Assignment 4: diagnosis with Bayes
networks (using JavaBayes). Due May 31.
- Assignment 5: learning with neural
networks. Due June 11.
- Assignment 6:
(homework exercises on chapters 8-24) - deadline June 12
- Bonus assignment: resolution
theorem prover (sans equality) - deadline June 13.
- Assignment grades.
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