Warren Weaver Hall room 102.
Professor Ernest Davis
Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Thursday 3:00-4:00
- phone: (212) 998-3123
- office: 329 Warren Weaver Hall
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and
Peter Norvig (3rd edition)
Prerequisites: Fundamental algorithms.
Problem sets (collectively 30%), small programming assignments (20%),
final exam (50%).
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.
This course will cover problem solving,
automated reasoning, and machine learning.
- Games playing
- Logic and inference
- Reasoning with Uncertainty
- Machine Learning
Instructions for class email list
the class email web page and follow the instructions there for
The grader for this course will be Azam Asl email@example.com.
Problem Sets and Programming Assignments
Problem set 1. Due Feb. 8
Solution set 1.
Programming Assignment 1 Due Feb. 15
Problem set 2. Due Feb. 29
Programming Assignment 2 Due Mar. 7
Problem set 3. Due Mar. 21
Solution set 3.
Programming Assignment 2 Due Apr. 11
Problem set 4. Due Apr. 11
Solution set 4.
Programming Assignment 4 Due May 2
Article by Garry Kasparov about Computer Chess.
(New York Review of Books, 2/11/2010)
Guide to expressing facts in first-order logic
Notes on probability and random variables are on the course Blackboard site.
Naive Bayes for Text
Locality Sensitive Hashing
80 Million Tiny Images: A Large Dataset for Non-parametric Object and
Scene Recognition A. Torralba, R. Fergus, and W. Freeman
Linear Separators and Support Vector Machines
Late policy on assignments
Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. I will
accept it up to one week late with a penalty of 1 point out of 10. It
may be submitted either in hard-copy (preferred) or by email to the TA
in plain-text, PDF, or Word.
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 Graduate School of Arts and Science,
I am required to report any incidents of cheating to the department.
My 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 GSAS rules, will result
in expulsion from the University.
The final exam will be given on Wednesday May 9, 5:00-7:00, WWH 202.
Outline of Final Exam
Sample Final Exam
Sample Final Exam Solutions