2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
COMP2611 Artificial Intelligence
10 creditsClass Size: 500
Module manager: Andy Bulpitt
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
COMP1421 Fundamental Mathematical Concepts
ELEC1704 Further Engineering Mathematics
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryArtificial intelligence is a developed field within computer science and is rapidly evolving. The foundations of this field have roots in the work of Alan Turing investigating the boundary between human intelligence and computers. Technologies developed in the field of artificial intelligence have found their way into everyday life and form services and infrastructure that we rely on on a day to day basis. Such services and infrastructure include internet search, predictive text, speech recognition and automation.This module covers the foundations of the topics in artificial intelligence and considers its uses in a wide range of applications as well as the ethical and legal issues that arise.
ObjectivesThis module provides the foundations of artificial intelligence and considers the legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the use of artificial intelligence.
On successful completion of this module a student will have demonstrated the ability to:
- deconstruct the ethical arguments surrounding artificial intelligence and its applications.
- employ artificial intelligence techniques to solve real world problems.
- evaluate the effectiveness of artificial intelligence techniques when applied to real world problems.
- identify weaknesses and limitations of artificial intelligence techniques.
This module covers the following 3 topic areas:
- Artificial intelligence techniques : search techniques, logic, knowledge representation, probability, Markov models, Bayesian networks and genetic algorithms.
- Ethical issues : soft artificial intelligence, hard artificial intelligence, general artificial intelligence and singularity.
- Applications of artificial intelligence : text mining, game play and searching, object recognition.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||60.00|
|Total Contact hours||40.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackCoursework and labs.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Coursework 1||20.00|
|In-course Assessment||Coursework 2||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
Exercises sheets will be provided for students. Sample solutions will be made available via tutorial classes or on Minerva. This module will be reassessed by an online time-constrained assessment.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
This module will be reassessed by an online time-constrained assessment.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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