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CM10310: Artificial intelligence

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX70CW30
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In the same year as taking this module you must take CM10227 AND take CM10228
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of artificial intelligence (AI).

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, the students will be able to: 1. demonstrate understanding of a range of AI techniques, their strengths, and their limitations, 2. demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of probability theory and its role in AI, 3. apply various AI techniques to simple problems, 4. identify social, legal, and ethical issues in applications of AI.

Skills:
Use of IT (T/F, A) Problem solving (T/F, A).

Content:
Goals, foundations, and history of AI; problem solving through state-space search; logical reasoning; probabilistic reasoning; machine learning; examples of state-of-the-art AI applications; social, legal, and ethical implications of AI.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM10310 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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