Skip to content
printicon

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course provides a basic introduction to classical AI (artificial intelligence) as well as non-classical AI. It addresses fundamental conditions, problems and challenges for AI also from a philosophical perspective.

Topics covered: Background and history of AI in outline. Fundamental problems and challenges - realism, brittleness, scalability, real-time requirements, the frame problem, the homunculus problem, the substrate problem, symbol grounding, common-sense knowledge and common-sense reasoning.
Fundamentals of search: problem, solution, state space, breadth-first, depth-first, heuristics, A*, local search and optimization.
Knowledge representation: logic as form of expression (syntax and semantics of propositional logic and predicate logic).
Agent paradigms: the hierarchical paradigm, the reactive paradigm, and the hybrid paradigm. Classical planning and execution, STRIPS, Shakey. Reactive agents, Braitenberg vehicles, subsumption architecture. Potential fields architecture.
The physical structure of robots. Teleoperation and semi-autonomous robots.
Embodied cognition and situatedness. Neural networks: background and fundamentals.
Artificial evolution, genetic algorithms- short introduction.
Multiple autonomous agents, swarm intelligence, stigmergy, emergence. Learning - short introduction.

Application and eligibility

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 27 August 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science/Cognitive Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases including a basic programming course (e.g. 5DV104, 5DV105, 5DV106 eller 5DV114) and either Data Structures and Algorithms (5DV108, 5DV127 eller 5DV128) or Application Programming in Python (5DA000) or equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-57205

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK16,875

Total fee

SEK16,875

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Student Office at computing science

Please be aware that the university is a state body and that what you write here can be included in a public document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have a such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with The Personal Data Act.

Course is given by
Department of computing science