Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Semester A 2006-2007 (Fall 2006)
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. Even more recently, a "re-match"
against a distributed machine in Jerusalem also favored a computer program.
True AI applications are also
on the rise, from expert systems for diagnosis 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
(202-1-5151) - Semester A 2006-2007 (Fall 2006)
- Credits: 4
- Instructor: Prof. Solomon Eyal Shimony
- Grader: Binshtok Max (email@example.com)
- Course scheduled at:
- Monday 10-12, building 34, room 7.
- Wednesday 12-14, building 90, room 241.
- Syllabus and requirements
- Midterm exams, (use of books and notes allowed). Dates:
- 1st midterm exam: Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at 9AM,
Buliding 34, rooms 5, 7.
- 2nd midterm exam: Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at 9AM. (NOT January 12!)
Location: Building 58 room (-101).
Some old exams.
Material for mid-term.
Environments and search (simplified, deterministic). Due November 27, 2006
interface you can use for output.
- Assignment 2:
Adversarial games. Due December 18, 2006.
- Assignment 3: Exercise on agents, search, and logical reasoning.
Deadline December 6, 2006 passed. Solutions.
- Assignment 4: Inaccessible environment (unobservability). Due January 8, 2006. Conditionally postponed to January 21 (download assignment again!).
- Assignment 5: (Bonus
assignment): Learning decision trees. Due March 10, 2007.
- Assignment 6:
Exercise on probabilistic reasoning, learning, and decision making.
Due at 12 noon, January 17, 2007.
- Example quiz and
- Lecture topics and notes.
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