822184 :Basics of AI


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: (Collegerooster)
Tentamenvorm: (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
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dr. H.J. Brighton (coördinator)

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Can machines really think? Can they feel? If we construct intelligent machines that can learn, will they acquire our prejudices as well?The general objective of the course is to familiarize the students with core perspectives and debates in AI research, for example symbolic and connectionist approaches to Artificial Intelligence. 

At the end of the course, students should:

  • be able to read scientific reports on recent advances in AI
  • be able to give an informed opinion on contemporary scientific and public debates on AI
  • understand the basic approaches to creating AI
  • have an overview of what is/is not possible to achieve in the area of robotics
  • construct arguments about the likely short and long term developments in AI, using scientific sources


Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The course will cover the following topics:

- Philosophy of AI 

- History of AI

- Foundations of AI

- The disciplinary nature of different AI approches and perspectives

- AI techniques and methodologies

- Robotics



Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

During the course, students are expected to actively participate in a number of debates on controversial questions regarding AI. Based on these debates, they will submit four individual reports. These need to be evaluated as sufficient (pass, not fail) in order for the student to be allowed to participate in the final exam. The final grade is determined by the final exam.

Verplichte literatuur

  1. Selected articles announced on Blackboard.

Gewenste voorkennis

Vereiste voorkennis

Verplicht voor

  • Bachelor CIW: Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence ( 2017 )