Fundamental concepts of AI, organized around the task of building
computational agents. Core topics include search, logic,
representation and reasoning, automated planning, representation and
decision making under uncertainty, and machine learning.
I, II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: EECS 281 or graduate standing.
There is a reading assignment to be done before class on each day. Each day also has one or two homework problems. These are intended to be easy if you have done the reading. Make sure to write your name and the date on your homework.
Find another person in the class who can be your "homework buddy". Once you have done the reading and the homework, you and your homework buddy check each others' homework. If there's a problem, explain it to each other until it's correct. Then sign your buddy's homework (and vice versa), and hand it in for a completion grade.
|15%||mid-term exam||25%||final exam||48%||programming assignments (4 x 12%)||12%||homework on daily reading|
On the one hand, an assignment turned in must be individual work. We will test the code you submit for plagiarism (copying), and we will report cheating. On the other hand, one of the best ways to learn a subject is to work together with your peers to understand the material. I want you to do this. How do we reconcile these two conflicting messages?
You are urged to serve as teachers for each other. There is no better way to learn something than to teach it to someone else, especially someone who is listening carefully and asking intelligent questions when they don't understand your explanation. But a teacher does not do the homework for the student. They show the way. They help untangle the misunderstanding. The student does their own homework. If you are helping someone, work to figure out what their problem is, help them get past it, so they can do their own work in writing the program they need to write. Don't show them your solution. Explain the underlying principles. If you are asking for help, try to formulate a good question that will guide the explainer in clarifying your problem. Don't look at their solution and copy it. Get them to explain the underlying principles, so you can write your own solution.