Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Initial thoughts on my teaching (AI) for Spring 2007
I'm busy with a number of things at the moment for the two Artificial Intelligence courses I will be teaching starting January 8th:
- Creating the initial pages for the grad course, CSG120, so I can then send email to grads alerting them to the course and its content. The site, with these initial pages, should be up within a few days. (Before Saturday aft. for sure, when our daughter Genevieve, boyfriend Francesco, and dog Samson will arrive from Brooklyn, by way of Maine).
- Simultaneously creating the undergrad (UG) pages, since the two offerings will be very much in synch. The enrollment for the UG course is already ample, so I'm not as concerned about that.
- Learning about computer and console games, since a major application of AI is in games. All the non-player characters (NPCs) need to act 'intelligently' if a game is to be interesting. This includes collaborators, enemies, and general NPCs.
- As part of this I just bought an XBOX 360. I'm trying to decide on a few games to get for it that are known for decent AI content.
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