# Artificial Intelligence

CSCI-GA.2560

Monday 5:00-7:00

Warren Weaver Hall room 102.

**Professor Ernest Davis**
### Reaching Me

- Email:
- phone: (212) 998-3123
- office: 329 Warren Weaver Hall

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Wednesday 3:00-4:00, or by appointment.
### Textbook:

*Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach* by Stuart Russell and
Peter Norvig (3rd edition)
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Prerequisites:

Fundamental algorithms.
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Requirements:

Problem sets (collectively 30%), small programming assignments (20%),
final exam (50%).
### Description:

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.
### Course topics:

- Introduction
- Search
- Games playing
- Logic and inference
- Reasoning with Uncertainty
- Machine Learning

### Class notes

Propositional Logic

Davis-Putnam algorithm

Davis-Putnam: example.

Predicate calculus

Guide to expressing facts in first-order logic

Chapters 8 and 9 on probability and on random variables from my book
* Linear Algebra and Probability for Computer Science Applications*
are on the NYU Classes
site. Read all of chap.8 and chap. 9 through section 9.3. There
are a few errata,
here.

Naive Bayes for Text

Clustering
Algorithms

ID3 Algorithm

ID3 Example

### Additional reading (Optional)

Commonsense Reasoning and Commonsense Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence,
Ernest Davis and Gary Marcus, * CACM,* September 2015.

Article by Garry Kasparov about Computer Chess.
(New York Review of Books, 2/11/2010)

* The Master Algorithm * by Pedro Domingos.

Gradient Descent -- Visualization
### Assignments

Problem set 1 Due Feb. 5 .

Programming Assignment 1 Due Feb. 12.

Problem set 2 Due Feb. 26.

Programming Assignment 2 Due Mar. 19

Problem set 3 Due Mar. 26

### Submitting assignments

Problem sets are due at the beginning of class on the due date. I will
accept them up to one week late with a penalty of 1 point out of 10. Problem
sets should be submitted on the NYU Classes site.
Programming assignmemnts are due at the beginning of class on the due date.
Except for the last assignment, these will be accepted up to two weeks late,
with a penalty of 1 point out of 10 for each week late. Programming
assignment should be submitted on the NYU Classes site; the form
will be specified in each assignment.

### Final Exam

The final exam will be given on Monday May. 14, 5:00-7:00, WWH 102.
### Students with Disabilities

Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities.
Please contact the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (212-998-4980
or mosescsd@nyu.edu) for further information. Students who are requesting
academic accommodations are advised to reach out to the Moses Center
as early as possible in the semester for assistance.
### Cheating

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.