Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

The course introduces students to Artificial Intelligence as a subfield of computer science and presents ideas and techniques for designing intelligent systems. Students study the core AI topics of knowledge representation and reasoning, learning, search, and planning. For each such topic, students learn about the related issues and challenges and are exposed to the corresponding solutions. The course also teaches the history of AI and get exposed to its dominant schools of thought, including symbolic AI and connectionist, probabilistic, and evolutionary approaches.