Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Professor Ernest Davis
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Prerequisites: V22.0301 (Basic Algorithms)
Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig,
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd edition.
(Be sure you get the second edition, which has a green cover.)
There are many cognitive tasks that people can do easily and almost
unconsciously but that have proven extremely difficult to program on
a computer. Artificial intelligence is the problem of developing
computer systems that can carry out these tasks.
We will focus on three central areas in AI: representation and reasoning,
learning, and natural language processing.
- Weekly problem sets. (15% of the grade)
- 3 programming assignments (30%
of the grade).
- Midterm (20% of the grade).
- Final (35% of the grade)
- Artificial Intelligence. Reading by Dennett.
- Logic and Automated Reasoning. Russell and Norvig chaps 7,8.
Readings by Johnson-Laird, etc.; Lewis Carroll; and Scribner.
- Reasoning with Uncertainty (Probabilistic reasoning) (Chap 13,14)
Reading by Tversky and Kahnemann.
- Machine Learning (Chap 18). Readings by Mitchell,
Kandel and Hawkins, Kuhn.
- Natural Language Processing (Chap 22,23). Readings by Pinker, Berlin
and Kay, and Bowerman.
Problem Set 1 Due Sept. 19.
Solution Set 1
Programming Assignment 1 Due Oct. 12 (note changed
Problem Set 2 Due Sept. 26.
Solution Set 2
Problem Set 3 Due Oct. 12.
Solution Set 3
Programming Assignment 2 Due Oct. 31
Problem Set 4 Due Oct. 24.
Solution Set 4
Programming Assignment 3 Due Nov. 28
Problem Set 5 Due Nov. 7.
Solution Set 5
Problem Set 6 Due Nov. 14.
Solution Set 6
Problem Set 7 Due Nov. 21.
Solution Set 7
Table of Contents
Inference in Datalog
Chart parsing example
Building a parse tree
Notes on ambiguity
Minimum description length learning
Tagging NL text using the K-gram model
Sample Mid-Term Exam
Solutions to Sample Mid-Term Exam
Solutions to Mid-Term Exam
Notes on the Final Exam.
Sample exam questions from the second half of
Solutions to sample exam questions.
You may discuss any of the assignments with your classmates (or anyone else)
but all work for all assignments must be
entirely your own. Any sharing or copying of assignments will be
considered cheating. By the rules of the College of Arts and Science,
I am required to report any incidents of cheating to the department.
Department policy is that the first incident of cheating will result in the
student getting a grade of F for the course.
The second incident, by CAS rules, will result
in expulsion from the University.
CS Department policy on academic dishonesty