Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Course type:Live Lectures + (optional) Exercises
Time:Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Friday 10:00 - 12:00
Location:HS 00 036 SCHICK - SAAL (G.-Köhler-Allee 101)
Organizers:Joschka Bödecker, Tim Welschehold, Steven Adriaensen
Web page:ILIAS

Kickoff: The first lecture will take place on Tuesday 16.04. There is nothing you need to prepare. During this lecture, we will give you an overview of the course content, its organization, and the history of AI. The first exercise sheet will be released on Friday 19.04 and is due for submission before Friday 26.04, 8:00 am (optional, to receive feedback).

Course Content: This course will introduce basic concepts and techniques used within the field of Artificial Intelligence. Among other topics, we will discuss:

  • Introduction to and history of Artificial Intelligence
  • Agents
  • Problem-solving and search
  • Board Games
  • Logic and knowledge representation
  • Planning
  • Representation of and reasoning with uncertainty
  • Machine learning
  • Deep Learning

Lectures will roughly follow the book: Artificial Intelligence a Modern Approach (3rd edition)

Organization: There are two lecture slots every week, on Tuesday and Friday (10:15 - 11:45). During these slots, there will be live (in-person) lectures. These will be in-person only (not hybrid), but recordings will be made available on ILIAS.

Every week, we will also release an exercise sheet (on Friday) to be submitted before next Friday (8:00am). Your submissions will not be graded, but you will receive feedback from our tutors. On Friday, after the live lecture, one of our tutors will present the master solution and answer any questions you may have. Participation in these weekly sessions and exercises is optional. The only requirement for passing the course is passing the final exam (mode: written, in-person, open book) which will take place on 06.09.2024 at 9:00am.

If you have any questions, please post in the ILIAS forum or contact us