CS47100: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2023)

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Course Information

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about building intelligent machines that can perceive and act rationally to achieve their goals. To prepare students for this endeavor, we cover the following topics in this course: Search, constraint satisfaction, logic, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, and planning. There will be four assignments in the form of both written and programming problems.





Instructor & TAs

Raymond A. Yeh


Email: rayyeh [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Mon 4-5PM
Location: Zoom

Jiaxin Du

Teaching Assistant

Email: du286 [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Thu 4-5PM
Location: Zoom

Jinzhao Li

Teaching Assistant

Email: li4255 [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Fri 10-11AM
Location: Zoom

Zhuoyan Li

Teaching Assistant

Email: li4178 [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Wed 10-11AM
Location: Zoom

Mir Imtiaz Mostafiz

Teaching Assistant

Email: mmostafi [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Fri 12PM-1PM
Location: Zoom

Xinru Wang

Teaching Assistant

Email: xinruw [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Tue 10:30-11:30AM
Location: Zoom

Ananya Singh

Undergraduate TA

Email: singh745 [at] purdue.edu
Office Hour: Mon 3-4PM
Location: Zoom

Time & Location

  • Time: Mon. & Wed. (5:30 pm - 6:45 pm)
  • Location: Lilly Hall of Life Sciences G126

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Course Schedule

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Jan. 9 Lecture 1 Introduction & Overview

AIMA Ch. 1
Jan. 11 Lecture 2 AI Representation

AIMA Ch. 2
Jan. 16 --- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)

Select from the following:
Jan. 18 Lecture 3 Search - I: Problem Formulation

AIMA Ch. 3.1-3.3
Jan 23 Lecture 4 Search - II: Uninformed Search

AIMA Ch. 3.4
Jan 23 Info. Assignment 1 released

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Jan 25 Lecture 5 Search - III: Informed search

AIMA Ch. 3.5-3.6
Jan 30 Lecture 6 Local search

AIMA Ch. 4.1
Feb 1 Lecture 7 Adversarial search - I: Minimax

AIMA Ch. 5.1-5.2
Feb 6 Lecture 8 Adversarial search - II: Alpha-Beta Pruning

AIMA Ch. 5.3
Feb 13 Lecture 9 CSP - I: Problem Formulation and Inference

AIMA Ch. 6.1-6.2
Feb 15 Lecture 10 CSP - II: Backtracking and Local Search

AIMA Ch. 6.3-6.5
Feb 17 Deadline Assignment 1 due (Friday 17, 11:59PM)

Select from the following:
Feb 20 Lecture 11 Logic - I: Propositional Logic

AIMA Ch. 7.2-7.4
Feb 20 Info. Assignment 2 released

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Feb 22 Lecture 12 Logic - II: Propositional Theorem Proving

AIMA Ch. 7.5-7.6
Feb 27 Lecture 13 Logic - III: First Order Logic Senmatics

AIMA Ch. 8.2-8.3
Mar 1 Lecture 14 Logic - IV: First Order Logic Inference

AIMA Ch. 9.1-9.5
Mar 3 Deadline Assignment 2 due (Friday Mar 3, 11:59PM)

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Mar 6 Lecture 15 Midterm Review

Mar 8 --- No class (Evening midterm exam)

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Mar 8 Exam Evening midterm exam (8:00PM - 10:00PM)

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Mar 13 --- Spring Break

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Mar 15 --- Spring Break

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Mar 20 Lecture 16 Probability and Uncertainty

AIMA Ch. 12.2-12.6
Mar 20 Info. Assignment 3 released

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Mar 22 Lecture 17 Bayesian Networks - I: Representation and Semantics

AIMA Ch. 13.1-13.2
Mar 27 Lecture 18 Bayesian Networks - II: Independence

Mar 29 Lecture 19 Bayesian Networks - III: Inference

AIMA Ch. 13.3-13.4
Apr 3 Lecture 20 Markov Decision Process - I: Problem Formulation

AIMA Ch. 17.1
Apr 5 Lecture 21 Markov Decision Process - II: Value Iteration

AIMA Ch. 17.2.1
Apr 7 Deadline Assignment 3 due (Friday Apr 7, 11:59PM)

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Apr 10 Lecture 22 Markov Decision Process - III: Policy Iteration

AIMA Ch. 17.2.2
Apr 10 Info. Assignment 4 released

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Apr 12 Lecture 23 Reinforcement Learning - I: Problem Formulation

AIMA Ch. 22.1-22.2
Apr 17 Lecture 24 Reinforcement Learning - II: Q-Learning

AIMA Ch. 22.3
Apr 19 Lecture 25 Supervised Learning - I: Overview

AIMA Ch. 19.1-19.2
Apr 23 Deadline Assignment 4 due (Sunday, Apr 23 11:59PM)

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Apr 24 Lecture 26 Supervised Learning - II: Model Search and Evaluation

AIMA Ch. 19.4
Apr 26 Lecture 27 Final Review

May 1 to 6 (TBD) Exam Final Exams

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Late Policy

A 10% penalty will be applied (per day) to late assignments. Assignments that are more than two days late will not be accepted.

Academic Honesty

Please refer to Purdue's Student Guide for Academic Integrity. Academic dishonesty will result in an automatic zero on an assignment and your course grade will be reduced by one full letter grade. A second attempt will result in a failing grade for the course. It is one's responsibility to prevent others from copying your work.


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