Title: CISE Workshop on AI: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Search Problems
Instructor: Humberto Diaz, CISE PhD Student
Workshop I: September 25, 2013; S-205; 6:00-9:00pm
Workshop II: October 2, 2013, S-230; 6:00-9:00pm
Description: Everyone has heard about artificial intelligence (AI). We are surrounded by technologies that make use of it. It is in our phones, in our cars, behind search engines and mapping applications, and at the heart of many industries. But what is it precisely? And how does it actually work? This series of workshops seeks to cover the theory behind various fundamental AI techniques in a way that is understandable and practical. We will also develop simple programs to demonstrate these techniques in action.
In this workshop, we will introduce the topic of artificial intelligence. In addition, we will cover search problems and methods for solving them; these form the basis for planning systems, routers, mapping applications, robot navigation, and many game AIs.
The programs will be written in Python 3, as it is easier to understand and more accessible to beginners. Please bring your own computer and be sure to install Python 3 before the workshop.