General Info

CPSC 433: Artificial Intelligence - General Information


Jörg Denzinger
Email: Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: TR 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment
Lectures:L01: TR 14:00 - 15:15 in PF 126
L02: TR 9:30 - 10:45 in ST 133


Dec 15     Here are the results of the Final (I hope nothing went wrong with the Id numbers this time) and the grades for the whole course. For those teams that have not heard from me regarding their grade for the system, the system grade and the course grade are not final until you have delivered the missing pieces of your submission. I will lower your grades if I do not receive these missing pieces until Dec 21!
Dec 2     I have prepared files containing two instances that try to define the assignment problem that our Department has for Winter 2005. They are here and here.
Note that our Department will be teaching all these courses next semester, so that we have clear evidence that a schedule exists. So, if your program does not find one and after careful checking of it you think it is correct, please tell me, so that I can see if there is something wrong with the files.
Nov 30     Here is a list of questions that you should look at in preparation for the Final.
Nov 27     As promissed in the lectures, here are the times available for the teams to demonstrate their search systems to me. As for the last appointments, please send me an email containing at least 3 possible dates for your team, so that I have alternatives, if your first choice is already taken.
Monday, Dec 6: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Tuesday, Dec 7: 11:00, 12:00, 16:00
Wednesday, Dec 8: 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Nov 1     Somehow the transfer of the class data between the registrar's web page and my laptop screwed up the IDs of most of you guys. Consequently, the midterm results I posted yesterday reported the wrong marks and grades for most of you. I corrected the mistake and have put up the page again. Disregard everything you read about your results before Nov. 1, 16:00. I am sorry about any inconvenience I caused.
Oct 31:     Here are the results of the midterm. Those of you interested in seeing their exams (and checking the marking) can come to the AI lab on Wednesday, Nov 3, 16:00 - 17:00. If you have good reasons for not being able to come at this time, please send me an email so that we can discuss alternative arrangements.
Oct 21:     Since you have the assignment papers nearly finished now, here is the description how an input file for your system looks like and what I expect as output from your system.
Oct 19:     Here is a list of questions that you should look at in preparation for the Midterm.
Oct 9:     As promissed in the lectures, here are the times available for the teams to meet with me before handing in your papers. Please send me an email indicating at least 3 possible times (and the order of your preference)!
Friday, Oct. 15: 10:00, 11:00, 14:00
Monday, Oct. 18: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Tuesday, Oct. 19: 11:15
Wednesday, Oct. 20: 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Oct 6:     The deadline for the papers is extended to October 22, noon. Times for my meetings with the teams will be posted here very soon and will be between October 15 and 20.
Sep 8:     Approval of assignment description by domain expert, web site made public.
Aug 23:     Course web site started.

Description of the course

According to Calendar:
An examination of the objectives, key techniques and achievements of work on Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science.

According to me:
On overview on the different fields of AI and its history, an introduction to knowledge representation and knowledge processing, especially search as the key problem solving technique and the different search paradigms, and an overview (with some case studies) of the areas planing, learning and cooperation (this only if time permits).

Computer Science 313 and one of 349 or 449
Note that a basic understanding in logic is definitely required for this course (Philosophy 279 or 377 are prerequisites of CPSC 349 and 449, therefore they are not explicitely mentioned in the calendar)! Although we will introduce the basic concepts of how to process and solve problems described in logic in this course, knowing what logical formulas, propositions and calculi are and how a problem can be represented as a set of formulas is a must!


The main goals of the tutorials will be to help you in more deeply understanding the concepts presented in the lectures (providing more examples) and with your assignment.

to an explanation of the assessment of the students taking the course.

Last Change: 15/12/2004