VO 501.054/UE 501.096: Introduction to AI
2 SSt.=4 ECTS / 1 SSt.=1 ECTS
(WS 2017/18)

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 and 11:00-12:30

Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Location: Seminar room of the
Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Decision support (AID)

Freyung 6 / Stiege 2 (on the second floor)


Paolo Petta

Email: intro-ai-2017 (at( ofai.at


Introduction to AI

Last modified: Thu Jan 25 00:44:52 CET

Table of contents

Organisational matters


2017-10-04 13:10



Course Log and Presentation Materials

(published during the course)

2017-10-03: Preparatory meeting and first lecture unit
2017-10-10: Intelligent Agents (AIMA Chapter 2)
2017-10-17: Intelligent Agents: Rationality, Environments
2017-10-24: Task Environments; Agent Programs
2017-10-31: Agent Programs
2017-11-07: Agent Programs, Agent Types
2017-11-14: Agent Types, Learning Agents
2017-11-21: Agent Types
2017-11-28: Agent Types, Representations; Problem-solving Agents: Problem Types and Problem Definitions
2017-12-05: (no unit)
2017-12-12: Problem Solving, Uninformed Searching
2017-12-19: Uninformed and Informed Search
2017-12-24 ... 2018-01-06: Christmas Break
2018-01-09: Uninformed Search recap & Informed Search
2018-01-16: Informed Search and Heuristics
2018-01-23: A* Search, Heuristic Dominance, Relaxed Problems for Heuristics
2018-01-30: First Exam (10:00-12:00)
Location: Seminar Room, AID
Written exam, no use of materials allowed (bring a permanent/non-erasable blue or black pen and your Student ID!)

Background Literature (local copies)

Please note that many of these works are protected by copyrights and are made available for purposes related to the present course only! The list is meant to provide a (highly selective) impression of topics addressed in the field, it will be continously updated according to the discussions unfolding in this year's edition of the course.
(Please see Organisational matters for how to apply for access permission).


Other Relevant Web Sites

Suggestions for additions, corrections, and comments are always welcome!

Section for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems of the Medical University of Vienna.

Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)

Paolo Petta
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