2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
COMP5623M Artificial Intelligence
15 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: David Hogg
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsFor students on the CDT programme: COMP5712M Programming for Data Science
For students on MSc programmes: COMP5450M Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
|COMP5450M||Knowledge Repres. & Reasoning|
|COMP5712M||Programming for Data Science|
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThe module introduces the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), taking a strongly integrative and state of the art approach based on deep neural networks. In line with the use of AI in key sectors (e.g. finance, health, law), there is an emphasis on the combination of multiple input modalities – specifically, combining images, text and structured data. Students gain hands-on experience in developing AI systems to address real-world problems, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to develop an AI system as part of an MSc project.
ObjectivesTo provide students with a state of the art understanding of AI, and highly practical skills and expertise in the construction of AI systems, including those that integrate multiple modalities.
To prepare students for a research degree involving innovation in the construction of AI systems.
To prepare students for a role in industry or the public-sector, where they may help to build, specify, recommend and critique AI systems.
To provide sufficient knowledge for students to be able to think creatively about possible AI solutions to real-world problems.
To gives students an understanding of the limitations of the state of the art and future research directions, including the need for causal explanations.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
Design and implement AI systems in a language such as Python, based on machine learning;
Apply deep learning in standard AI tasks (e.g. image classification, sentiment analysis);
Represent data from various modalities (e.g. text, images, records) for multi-modal deep learning (e.g. translating images into textual captions, translating text into cognitive categories such as human sentiment);
Critically evaluate systems, using standard performance metrics;
Demonstrate an understanding of the current limitations of deep learning, the dependence on data and computational resources, and the challenge of causal explanation;
Apply their knowledge to address challenges from a specific sector; for example in detecting financial fraud from transaction data, and in informing medical diagnosis through combining medical images and structured data from electronic patient records.
Review of linear and nearest-neighbour classification, and k-means clustering.
Deep feed-forward neural networks, learning from data, and evaluation in standard tasks (e.g. classification).
Representations for images, audio, text and structured data.
Convolutional neural networks, autoencoder networks, generative adversarial networks, recursive networks, temporal convolutional networks.
Hands-on application of deep learning for the analysis of images, text and structured data.
Integration of different modalities.
Evaluation and performance metrics.
Deep networks and causal explanation.
Hands-on application depending on student specialism (e.g. finance, health, law), and using sector-specific datasets (e.g. credit-card transactions, pathology images).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||118.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe student will design, build, train and evaluate several varieties of deep neural network models, some relating to their specialist domain (e.g. finance, health, law). Written reports from a subset of these exercises will form part of the formal assessment of the module.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFormative assessment will be coupled to the practical exercises in order to monitor student progress and provide feedback.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Computer Exercise||Computer exercise coursework||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
There is no resit available for the coursework components of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Open Book exam||2 hr 00 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/10/2019
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