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Research Seminar Artificial Intelligence

Course
2012-2013

Research Seminar Artificial Intelligence

This course studies the topic of artificial intelligence, in its broadest sense. It covers various sexy topics from the field of artificial intelligence, to the level that should enable students to discuss AI comfortably with other scientists. The topics include the question of whether machines can think, evolutionary computation, neural networks, computing with DNA, computers and emotions, biological computations, artificial creativity, and more. The selected topics were chosen to be practically applicable, or to make students think about future directions of artificial intelligence.

Seminar-style course
Seminar-style imples that presentations are mainly held by the students themselves, with much plenary discussion and interaction. Active participation and full class attendance are required to pass the course. Examination is based on student presentations, homework tests, attendance, a final project and written paper. Reading material is distributed electronically in class. The course is open to students from other programmes and institutes also.

Students
Media Technology students and other interested master students

Method of instruction
Lectures and self study

Examination
Homework tests, student presentations, project and paper

Time table
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Number of Classes
10 × 3.5 hours class

Application
Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
aheun@liacs.nl, 071-527 6994

Curriculum link
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/programme/curriculum/research-seminar-artificial-intelligence/

Course webpage
http://www.maartenlamers.com/RS