CMSC 421 -- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
This course introduces the student to a range of ideas and methods in AI, selected in various semesters largely from among: automated heuristic search, planning, games, logical and statistical inference, learning, natural-language processing, vision, robotics, and intelligent agents. The emphasis this semester will mostly be on intelligent agents, learning, and inference.
Contact Info and Office Hours
Instructor: Don Perlis firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm AVW 3253
TAs (in AVW 4101 and 4103):
Jiali Huang email@example.com Mondays 4:45-6:45pm
John Kanu firstname.lastname@example.org Fridays 10:45am-12:45pm
Chris Maxey email@example.com Mondays 9:00-11:00am
JJ Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am
David Sekora email@example.com Fridays 4:00-6:00pm
TIMETABLE, revised May 5
WORKLOAD and GRADING
Textbook: there will be no required/official textbook assigned for this
class. Extensive lecture notes will be posted regularly. For those
who wish additional sources, the following may be useful to consider:
1. Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach, by Russell & Norvig (any edition)
2. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents, by Poole & Mackworth, available free online
PIAZZA: be sure to activate your PIAZZA account, so you can receive important messages and discussions!!!
AI IN THE NEWS
Academic Integrity; in addition, please note that posting project solutions in a public online location is a violation of your academic integrity policy.
General UMCP Course Policies
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