Week #

Monday 
Wednesday 
Friday 
1 
Sept
27: no class 
Sept
29 Introduction. What is intelligence? Turing test. lecture pdf

Oct
1: A Python Primer. lecture pdf

2

Oct
4: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. Image Understanding 1. lecture pdf

Oct
6: Image Understanding 2. lecture pdf

Oct
8: Image Understanding 3. (A1 due, incl. Python exercises). lecture pdf

3

Oct
11: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. Knowledge representation with inheritance hierarchies. lecture pdf

Oct
13: ISA Hierarchies (continued)

Oct
15: Statespace search 1. Missionaries and Cannibals. Painted Squares. Combinatorial explosion. Blind search. (A2 due, incl. image understanding problems and ISA hierarchy enhancements). lecture pdf

4

Oct
18: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. StateSpace Search 2: State space structures, problem posing issues. lecture pdf

Oct
20: Python programming techniques. lecture pdf

Oct
22: Game Playing 1: Minimaxing, alphabeta pruning. lecture pdf

5

Oct
25: Game Playing 2: Checkers, Chess, Zobrist hashing. lecture pdf

Oct
27: StateSpace Search 3: Graph search, Uniform Cost search, A*, admissible heuristics. lecture pdf

Oct
29: StateSpace Search (continued).

6

Nov
1: StateSpace Search (continued).

Nov
3: Search strategies: Hill climbing, simulated annealing (A3 due). lecture pdf

Nov
5: Casebased reasoning, Constraints (A3 alphabeta enhancement due). lecture pdf

7

Nov
8: Quiz on statespace search operator properties, Interactive statespace search: CoSolve, Logic 1: Propositional resolution. lecture pdf

Nov
10: Logic 2: Predicate resolution and unification. lecture pdf

Nov
12: Review 
8

Nov
15: Midterm exam 
Nov
17: Logic 3: PROLOG basics.

Nov
19: Logic 4: Applying PROLOG.

9

Nov
22: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. Probabilistic Inference with Bayes' Rule. lecture pdf

Nov
24: (A4 early turnin date)

Nov
26: Thanksgiving holiday 
10

Nov
29: Machine Learning 1: Introduction. Perceptrons. (A4 due, logic in AI) lecture pdf

Dec
1: Machine Learning 2: Backprop + ID3 method lecture pdf

Dec
3: Natural language understanding. lecture pdf

11

Dec
6: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. Project work session.

Dec
8: Lab session: meet in MGH 044. Project presentations.

Dec
10: The Future of AI. lecture pdf


Dec
14 (Tuesday):
FINAL EXAMINATION 2:30 PM  4:20
