School of Computer Science

Module 27110 (2016)

Module description - ICY Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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Module Title ICY Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-27110
Level 1/C I
Member of Staff Claudio Zito
Semester Semester 2 - 10 credits

Large Group Lectures and Lab sessions in Computer Science Labs.

Contact Hours:



This module provides a general introduction to artificial intelligence, its techniques, and main subfields. The principal focus of the module will be on the common underlying principles, such as knowledge representation, search, and learning.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. Discuss the major issues and techniques in a variety of sub-fields of AI, such as vision, robotics, natural language processing, planning, probabilistic reasoning, and machine learning.
  2. Compare common AI techniques, describing their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Apply a variety of standard AI techniques to simple examples.

Sessional: Assessments: 1.5 hr Examination (70%) Continuous Assessment (30%)

Supplementary (where allowed): 1.5 hr Examination (100%)