CS116 -- Artificial Intelligence
Fall, 2006
Course Schedule
(last updated 12/1/2006)

Course Week
and lecture notes
Topics and Readings
Assignments
1. Aug 28-Sept 1
Tue: Introduction and overview (Ch 1 of Nilsson).  Thur: Philosophical introduction (Ch1 of Haugeland).

2. Sept 4-8
Tue: Reactive agents (Ch 2 of Nilsson).  Thur: Turing Test (Ch2 of Haugeland).

3. Sept 11-15
Tue: Neural networks and Genetic algorithms (Ch 3 & 4 of Nilsson & Ch 8 of Haugeland).  Thur: 

4. Sept 18-22
Tue: State-spaces and Search (Ch 7 & 8 of Nilsson).  Thur: Physical Symbol System Hypothesis (Ch 4 of Haugeland).

5. Sept 25-29
Tue: Heuristic search (Ch 9 of Nilsson).  Thur:
Reactive agent project (extended due date: Sun Oct 1, 5:00pm)
6. Oct 2-6
Tue:  Impossibility of AI (Ch 7 of Haugeland).   Thur: Intensionality (Ch 3 of Haugeland) Exam questions due, start of class Thursday
7. Oct 9-13
Tuesday: no class, Fall Holiday; midterm exam
Midterm; ReelTalk@Home: Blade Runner, Fri. 10/13, 7pm
8. Oct 16-20
Tue: Dealing with uncertainty (Ch 19 of Nilsson);  Thur: Bayes nets (Ch 20 of Nilsson) NBS Seminar, Nadia Ghamrawi, Fri. 10/20, 3:30pm
9. Oct 23-27
Planning (Ch 10 of Nilsson);  Connectionist theories and cognition (Ch 10 & 11 of Haugeland);   Thur: Search-based Sudoku project (due Friday, 10/27, 5pm)
10. Oct 30-Nov 3
Game and other searching (Ch 11 & 12 of Nilsson); Thurs: Ch 14 of Haugeland (The Presence of a Symbol)
ReelTalk@Home: Ghost in the Shell, Fri 11/3, 7pm
11. Nov 6-10
Tue: Propositional calculus and resolution (Ch 13 & 14 in Nilsson).;  Thurs: Ch 15 of Haugeland (Intelligence without Represenation)
Bayesian spam-filter project (due Friday, 11/10, 5pm)
12. Nov 13-17
Tue: Predicate calculus and resolution (Ch 15 & 16 of Nilsson); Thurs: Ch 16 of Haugeland (Dynamics and Cognition)

13. Nov 20-24
 Wed-Fri: no class -- have a great Thanksgiving break

14. Nov 27-Dec 1
Tue: Student presentation of Introduction to Artificial IntelligenceThur: Planning (Ch 22 of Nilsson). MazeWar Rat Controller project (extended due date: Mon 12/4 at 11:55pm)
15. Dec 4-8
Tue: Multi-agent systems (Ch 23 & 24 of Nilsson); Thurs: Nagel, What Is It Like to Be a Bat? ; Candidate final exam questions, due Tues Dec 5;  Cancelled: RealTalk@Home: TBD, Fri 12/8, 7pm
16. Dec 11-15
Finals
Final