Germany, Berlin

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Winter

when 6 January 2020 - 31 January 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1950

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about creating algorithms to perform tasks in a way that we believe is intelligent. AI & Robotics is about creating algorithms to make robots perform such tasks. Modern AI & Robotics algorithms play games (e.g. chess), prove theorems (e.g. verification), discover patterns in data (e.g. explanations), analyze complex sequences (e.g. DNA), make ``life or death’’ decisions (e.g. matching organs to patients), optimize distributions (e.g. food, refugees, housings), drive cars (e.g. Tesla), play soccer, etc.

This course has three components: lectures, tutorials and lab exercises. The lectures will introduce selected basic topics such as search, game playing, decision making, planning, machine learning and probabilistic reasoning. The tutorials will allow students to apply algorithms on simple ``toy’’ examples. The lab exercises will provide to the students the opportunity to develop a small project in some area of AI: learning, planning, theorem proving, etc. Students who complete the course will have an understanding of some of the fundamental methods and algorithms of AI, and an appreciation of how they can be applied to interesting practical problems.

Course leader

Dr. Martin Aleksandrov obtained a BA in Computer Science, a MA in Computer Science and he recently received his PhD in Computer Science.

Target group

Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral students with a technical background and interest in artificial intelligence and robotics

Course aim

- Students will learn some of the fundamental methods and algorithms of AI & Robotics
- Students will learn about practical applications of these algorithms
- Students will work in teams in order to complete theme-related projects

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 1950: The course fee covers both tuition and learning materials for a course, as well as excursions and field trips, the cultural program (incl. orientation session and lunch, entrance fees to museums, sporting activities, farewell reception etc.), a public transportation ticket for Berlin, Wi-Fi access on the TU Berlin Campus and library access.


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