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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: COS30019

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit is designed to give students a broad outline of algorithmic problem solving and the basic concepts of artificial intelligence. It is assumed that students already have good programming skills in at least one of the programming languages Java/C/C++.


Topics may include:

  • Introduction to artificial intelligence and intelligent agents
  • Introduction to logic and reasoning
  • Uninformed and informed search
  • Knowledge representation
  • Expert systems
  • AI planning
  • Uncertain knowledge and reasoning
  • Decision making with uncertainty
  • Adaptation and machine learning
  • Philosophical aspects of AI.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • ULO1: Describe and interpret the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and generic problem solving techniques
  • ULO2: Apply advanced algorithms and data structures to solve common problems
  • ULO3: Design software that implements AI concepts

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