Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Semester B 2002-2003 (Spring 2003)
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 2003
- Credits: 4
- Instructor: Dr. Solomon Eyal Shimony
- Grader: Mr. Ami Berler (e-mail:
- Course scheduled at:
- Monday 10-12, Building 90, Room 137.
- Wednesday 12-14, Building 90, Room 241.
- Extra (makeup) classes on Monday 9-10,
May 26 and June 2, Building 90, Room 138.
- Syllabus and requirements
- Midterm exams (2):
- Monday, April 7, 2003 at 10AM, building 90, room 137.
- June 9, 2003 (tentative).
- Assignment 1: environments and search (HEX board) (due March 20).
- Assignment 2: game tree seacrh - game of HEX (postponed again to April 24).
- Assignment 3: written exercise on agents, search, propositional logic (due April 6 at 11AM -
- Assignment 4: logical reasoning (due May 4).
- Assignment 5: Neural Network Learning (Due June 9). Extended to June 12.
- Assignment 6: Exercises in inference and learning. Deadline passed.Answers.
is finally(!) available.
- Example quiz and
- Exercise grades (DRAFT)
- Lecture topics and notes.
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