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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT411
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 21 March 2020
2 Closed GU-28656
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Artificial Intelligence (AI) studies how computers can accomplish tasks that were traditionally thought to require human intelligence. This course gives an introduction to the subject and has two main purposes.

The first purpose is to give an understanding of which sub-areas there are within AI, their historical development and which ethical issues that can arise within different sub-areas. This is done by reading literature within different AI areas, by summarising and discussing the literature in writing, and by reviewing essays by other students.

The second purpose is to teach basic concepts and algorithms for heuristic search, planning and problem solving, including their usage, and how they can be used to solve interesting AI problems. The following algorithms and concepts are included:

  • general search problems – weighted and unweighted graphs, graph search, tree search, search trees
  • different classes of search and planning problems – complete and incomplete information, deterministic and nondeterministic problems
  • standard algorithms for deterministic search and planning with perfect information – uninformed search, informed search, local search
  • search with incomplete information, nondeterministic problems, and problems with multiple agents
  • constraint satisfaction problems (CSP)
  • heuristics for informed search and for CSP

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Successfully completed courses corresponding to 90 credits within the subject Computer Science, or equivalent, including a second 7.5 credits programming course (DIT952 or DIT260 or equivalent) and a 7.5 credits course in data structures (DIT960 or equivalent). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

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