VO 501.054/UE 501.096: Introduction to AI
2 SSt.=4 ECTS / 1 SSt.=1 ECTS
(WS 2018/19)

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

Start: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Regular location, starting 2018-10-23:
Seminar room of the
Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Decision support (AID) of the MUW
Währinger Straße 25a (ground floor)


Paolo Petta

Email: intro-ai-2018 (at( ofai.at


Introduction to AI

Table of contents

Organisational matters





Course Log and Presentation Materials

(published/updated during the course)

2018-10-02: Preparatory meeting (10:00) and first lecture unit (11:00)
2018-10-09: Intelligent Agents (AIMA Chapter 2)
2018-10-16: Intelligent Agents: Rationality, Environments
2018-10-23: Task Environments; Agent Programs
2018-10-30: Agent Programs
2018-11-07: Agent Programs, Agent Types
2018-11-13: Agent Types, Learning Agents
2018-11-20: Agent Types, Representations; Problem-solving Agents: Problem Types and Problem Definitions
2018-11-27: Problem Formulation
2018-12-04: Problem Solving, Uninformed Search
2018-12-11: Uninformed Search
2018-12-18: Uninformed and Informed Search
2018-12-24 … 2019-01-06: Christmas Break
2019-01-08: Uninformed Search recap & Informed Search
2019-01-15: Informed Search and Heuristics
2019-01-22: A* Search, Heuristic Dominance, Relaxed Problems for Heuristics
2019-01-29: First Exam (10:00-12:00)
Location: Seminar Room, AID

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 incomplete) impression of the variety of topics that have been 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 (AID) of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems (CeMSIIS) of the Medical University of Vienna.

Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)

Paolo Petta
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