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CS5060: FOUNDATIONS OF AI (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course presents the fundamental techniques of Artificial Intelligence, used in system such as Google Maps, Siri, IBM Watson, as well as industrial automation systems, and which are core to emerging products such as self-driving vehicles. This course will equip the student to understand how such AI technologies operate, their implementation details, and how to use them effectively. This course therefore provides the building blocks necessary for understanding and using AI techniques and methodologies.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos
  • Dr Frank Guerin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Computing Science

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course presents a cross-section of fundamental AI techniques and technologies. Lectures will cover core concepts, theories, mechanisms and results, while practicals and tutorials will allow students to implement and use these techniques. Example topics covered in this course include approaches to searching in AI; automated planning and scheduling; AI techniques used in robotics; knowledge representation and natural language understanding.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 10 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 8
  • 5 Practicals during University weeks 7 - 8

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward).

Formative feedback for in-course assessment will be provided in written form.  Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Computer Programming Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that htey failed (pass marks will be carried forward).

Formative feedback for in-couse assessments will be provided in written form.  Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward)

 

Formative feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written form.  Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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