Introduction to artificial intelligence

The course consists of lectures that each introduce an application of AI and the underlying computational problems as well as describe the principles of the methods and algorithms that are used to solve problem. The course contains problem sets on the topics of the lectures.
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Online

Topic:

Information and communications technology

Form of learning:

Online

Provider:

Aalto University, FITech

Level:

Intermediate

Credits:

3 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

Free of charge

Target group and prerequisites

Basic understanding about concepts in high-school mathematics and statistics. Students with no background in engineering are encouraged to glance through, e.g., the material of Elements of AI (www.elementsofai.com).

Course description

The course consists of lectures that each introduce an application of AI and the underlying computational problems as well as describe the principles of the methods and algorithms that are used to solve problem. The course contains problem sets on the topics of the lectures.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students have an overview of various applications of AI and of the fundamental problems, methods, and algorithms that underlie and that are necessary to build the AI applications. The course gives the student a good basis for further study of the said methods and algorithms, with the main goal of ‘demystifying’ AI.

Teaching methods

The course can be completed fully online and no physical presence is required. The lectures and exercises will be available on the course page and can be viewed at your own pace.

There will be weekly exercises and deadlines.

Completion methods

Weekly lecture quizzes, computer exercise demos, and a course essay at the end of the course.

Application deadline: 21.2.2022.

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