-- Artificial Intelligence
(last updated 8/28/2006)
Time and place: TTh, 1:15-3:05 pm; VL 106
Office Hourse: see my teaching page
Nilsson, N. J. (1998). Artificial Intelligence: A New Synthesis.
Morgan Kaufmann: San Francisco, CA.
Haugeland, J. (ed.) (1997).
Mind Design II: Philosophy,
Psychology, Artificial Intelligence (revised and enlarged
edition). MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
Preliminary Official Syllabus
Tentative class schedule
This class will explore the principles of Artificial
Intelligence from several perspectives. We will extensively
consider the philosophy of mind as one approach to studying AI.
We will also survey the computational methods and problems that have
been associated with AI. The course will be conducted as
seminar, one-third tutorial and lab, and one-third lecture. The
seminar component will involve reading philosophical and technical
papers, writing analyses of the readings, and discussing the readings
The goals of the course are to gain an understanding of the nature of
intelligence, the problems with constructing computer artifacts that
generate intelligent behavior, and the philosophical questions
surrounding intelligence and mind.