Course description: Introduction to AI and autonomous systems

2.5 ECTS
Course coordinator: Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University

Introductory course in artificial intelligence for students with a non-technical background. The focus is on introducing the main concepts, techniques and methods.

The aim of the course is to introduce concepts and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). The focus is on developing intelligent agent systems that can decide what to do and then do it. This requires techniques for problem solving, knowledge representation and reasoning, learning, communication, perceiving and acting.

After the course the student will
• be able to explain and discuss artificial intelligence concepts
• have a theoretical understanding of different techniques and methods
• have a hands on experience with some of the techniques and methods

Course dates

On-line course November 16-17, 2020, Linköping
January 12, 2021, Follow up meeting, Linköping


Schedule

Monday November 16th
09.00 – 09.15 Course overview
09.15 – 10.00 Lecture 1: Artificial Intelligence
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.00 Lecture 2: Autonomous Systems
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.00 Discussions in smaller groups in AI and Autonomous Systems
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.15 Summary of discussions
13.15 – 14.00 Lecture 3: How do AI researchers work?
14.00 – 14.15 Break
14.15 – 15.00 Lecture 4: Reasoning (and Search)
15.00 – 15.15 Break
15.15 – 16.00 Demonstration Reasoning

Tuesday November 17th
09.00 – 09.15 Summary of first day
09.15 – 10.00 Lecture 5: Machine Learning (and Optimization)
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.00 Lecture 6: Deep Learning
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.00 Discussions in smaller groups on Learning
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.15 Summary of discussions
13.15 – 14.00 Lecture 7: Multi-agent Systems
14.00 – 14.15 Break
14.15 – 15.00 Demonstration Learning
15.00 – 15.15 Break
15.15 – 16.00 Lecture 8: Q&A and The Future of AI