This course introduces you to Artificial Intelligence and covers basic ideas and methods in AI. Students will learn about informed and uninformed search, probabilistic inference, Markov decision processes, reinforcement learning, statistical learning and modeling and representation of problems.
There will be regular meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays (unless stated otherwise). Students will be evaluated based on homeworks including programming assignments, midterm and final exams, in-class activity and projects.
Homeworks must be typeset using word processing software (e.g., Word, LaTex or equivalent) and submitted before the due date indicated on the homework. Where applicable, students will also need to submit the source code for programming portions of homeworks. Homeworks submitted up to 48 hours after the due date will receive 30% of the scored credit; homeworks submitted more than 48 hours after the due date will not be graded. Homeworks and exams will be assigned to individuals (not groups); each student is required to submit his or her own original work through canvas.Note: Do not submit a scanned copy for any of the homeworks. Acceptable formats are: doc, docx or pdf.
If a student is unable to take up the mid-term or final exam due to unavoidable circumstances, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor beforehand to make necessary accommodations, if possible. Students are advised to notify the instructor as early as possible. Students who expect to miss class due to officially university-sanctioned activities should inform the instructor early in the semester. Alternative arrangements will generally be made for any examinations and other graded in-class work affected by such absences. Absences not noted at the beginning of class will be considered only with a note from a reliable third-party (e.g., a doctor).
The preceding policies are based on ACD 304–04, “Accommodation for Religious Practices” and ACD 304–02, “Missed Classes Due to University-Sanctioned Activities.”
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during class to avoid causing distractions, unless instructed by the presenters (e.g., for online polling software). The use of recording devices is not permitted during class. Any violent or threatening conduct by an ASU student in this class will be reported to the ASU Police Department and the Office of the Dean of Students.
All students in this class are subject to ASU’s Academic Integrity Policy (available at http://provost.asu.edu/academicintegrity) and should acquaint themselves with its content and requirements, including a strict prohibition against plagiarism.
All violations will be reported to the Dean’s office, who maintain records of all offenses. Students are expected to abide by the FSE Honor Code (http://engineering.asu.edu/integrity/)
Suitable accommodations will be made for students having disabilities and students should notify the instructor as early as possible if they will require same. Such students must be registered with the Disability Resource Center and provide documentation to that effect.
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