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G51FAI Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  16/17

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 1

Target Students:  Qualifying year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science only.

This module is part of the AI, Modelling and Optimisation theme in the School of Computer Science.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Students who have previously taken G51PRG cannot take this module.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Through a two hour lecture once a week, this module gives you a broad overview of the fundamental theories and techniques of Artificial Intelligence (AI). You’ll explore how computers can produce intelligent behaviour, and will consider topics such as the history of AI, search techniques, data mining, machine learning, game playing techniques, neural networks, philosophical issues, and knowledge representation and reasoning.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 10 weeks1 per week2 hours
Practical 7 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 75 1.5 hr written examination 
Coursework 1 25 Two pieces of coursework 

Convenor: 
Dr R Qu

Education Aims:  To introduce students to Artificial Intelligence, its history and some key AI techniques.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding:
Knowledge of key AI techniques.

Intellectual Skills:
The ability to think independently while giving due weight to the arguments of others.
The ability to analyse algorithms.

Professional Skills:
The ability to evaluate available AI techniques and select those appropriate to a given problem.

Transferable Skills:
The ability to solve problems and communicate effectively in writing.

Offering School:  Computer Science


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