CSG120 Artificial Intelligence - Spring 2005 - General Information
Professor Futrelle -
College of Computer and Information Sciences, Northeastern U., Boston, MA
Version of 4 January 2004
Course description, from the catalogue:
CSG120 Artificial Intelligence (4 SH)
This course introduces the fundamental problems, theories and algorithms
of the Artificial Intelligence field. Topics covered include: heuristic
search and game trees; knowledge representation using predicate
calculus; automated deduction and its applications; problem solving and
planning; introduction to machine learning. Required coursework includes
the creation of working programs that solve problems, reason logically,
and/or improve their own performance using techniques presented in the
course. Prerequsite: Lisp or Java programming. (Lisp or Scheme preferred!)
- Course Key Number:
- Northeastern University, and the
College of Computer and Information Sciences, Boston, MA.
- Professor Robert P. Futrelle
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- Futrelle's Office:
- 450 West Village H (WVH)
- Hardcopy mailbox:
- 202 West Village H (WVH)
- Futrelle's office: 617-373-4239, Lab: 617-373-4607
- Artificial intelligence : A Modern Approach
by Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig
Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2003.
(commonly called "AIMA")
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming:
Case Studies in Common LISP
by Peter Norvig.
Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 1992.
(commonly called "PAIP")
- Personal Help:
- If you need help at any time, find Prof. Futrelle
or call or send email, or ask in class to set up an appointment.
Regular office hours are Tuesdays 2-3pm and Fridays 2-3pm.
- On-line help:
- There is a ton of information about Artificial Intelligence on the web.
The best sources are probably the links on the homepages for our two
textbooks: AIMA homepage,
- Thursdays 6pm - 9pm in 170 DG
- Information is available on the
as well as on the Lisp, ACL at CCIS page.
- Points of credit out of 100 points for the course:
- Each weekly report, 2 points, totalling 26 points
- Midterm Exam (open book) 15 points
- Project initial report 5 points
- Project final submission (includes class presentation) 15 points
- Final Exam (open book) 20 points
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