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Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-241
Formerly listed as: COSC-24
John E. Rager (Section 01)
An introduction to the ideas and techniques that allow computers to perform intelligently. The course will discuss methods of representing knowledge and methods of solving general problems using heuristic search. It will also discuss the design of algorithms that learn and generalize from experience. Other topics will be chosen to reflect the interests of the class and may include: communicating in English, game playing, probabilistic reasoning, planning, vision and speech recognition, computers modeled on neurons, and the possibility and implications of the existence of non-human intelligence. Three class meetings per week. Offered in alternate years.
Requisite: COSC 112. Spring semester. Professor Rager.
Offerings2013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2011