Preliminary Calendar for Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2018)
Last Revised: 01/08/18
Please check this page frequently for updates! Chapters refer to the textbook Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd edition) by Russell and Norvig (R&N). See Further Information for optional readings and videos for each section.
1. Game Playing through Depth-limited Search; review/learn Python; play each other in Isolation; Chapter 1-2; Chapter 5.0-5.2
R&N slides on Game Playing
Introduction on Piazza
1: AI Isolation Player released
2. Search; Chapter 3; Korf paper
1: AI Isolation Player due
3. Simulated Annealing and Local Search; Chapter 4
R&N slides on Beyond Search
2: Tri-directional search released
4. Constraint Satisfaction; Chapter 6
R&N slides on Constraint Satisfaction Problems
2: Tri-directional search due
5. Probability; Chapter 13
R&N slides on Probability
3: Bayes Nets Sampling released
6. Bayes Nets; Chapter 14
3: Bayes Nets Sampling due
7. ML through Random Forests; Chapter 18.1-5,18.8, 20.1-20.2
R&N slides on Learning from Observation: Decision Trees (18.1-18.3); R&N slides Statistical Learning (20.1-20.2)
On-campus slides on Decision Trees and the accompanying alternative explanation. For those interested in a practical use of Decision Trees that may be on your Android phone by now, see Clawson’s PhD dissertation.
4: Decision Trees and Forests released
Mar 5 - 11
Mar 14 is the withdrawal deadline!
4: Decision Trees and Forests due
Spring Break Week
5: Expectation Maximization released
8. Pattern Recognition through Time through New Observation Sequence for “We”; Chapter 15
R&N slides for Temporal probability models: HMMs and Kalman filters
5: Expectation Maximization due
6: HMMs released
9. Logic & Planning; Chapter 7-10
10. Planning under Uncertainty; Chapter 17, Chapter 21
R&N slides Chapter 17
6: HMMs due
Final Exam Week
Final Exam Starts
End of Course Survey & CIOS!
Apr 23 - 29
** - All assignments are due at midnight UTC-12 on the date specified (that is, at the end of the day on Sunday). UTC-12 is “anywhere on earth”, meaning that if it is still before midnight anywhere on earth, the assignment will still be accepted. Generally, this translates to sometime Monday morning in the Western hemisphere and Monday afternoon or evening in the Eastern hemisphere. To see due dates in terms of your local time, change your timezone in T-Square.
** - Topic lists for the exams are also subject to change if need be. Will be final one week before the exam.