VO 501.054 & UE 501.096:
Introduction to AI
2 SSt.=4 ECTS (VO) & 1 SSt.=1 ECTS (UE)
(WS 2021/22)

Tuesdays, 09:55-10:45 (UE) and 11:00-12:30 (VO)

Start: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 09:55

Classes are held online
(Cisco Webex)


Paolo Petta

(Webex) Office hours available on request

Email: intro-ai-2021 (at( ofai.at

MEi:CogSci, Universität Wien & Medizinische Universität Wien

Section for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (AID) of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems (CeMSIIS)

Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)

Last change:
Wed, 2022-02-09 09:52:56 (UTC)

Table of contents

Organisational matters

Location of classes

News (you may have to reload this page)

2021-10-04: Please note that the UE and the VO are different courses!



Course Log and Presentation Materials

(published/updated during the course)

2021-10-05: Preparatory meeting (09:55) and first lecture unit (11:00)
2021-10-12: Approaches to defining AI; Intelligence vs. Rationality; Intelligent Agents (AIMA Chapter 1)
2021-10-19: Intelligent Agents: Rationality (AIMA Chapters 1&2)
2021-10-26: National Day
2021-11-02: Intelligent Agents: Rationality (AIMA Chapter 2)
2021-11-09: Environments, Agent Programs
2021-11-16: Agent Programs, Agent Types
2021-11-23: Agent Types
2021-11-30: Agent Types
2021-12-07: Agent Types, Representations
2021-12-14: Agent Types, Representations, Problem-solving Agents: Problem Types and Problem Definitions
2021-12-21: Problem Definitions and Problem Solving, Uninformed Search
2021-12-24…2022-01-06: Christmas Break
2022-01-11: Uninformed Search
2022-01-18: Uninformed and Informed Search
2022-01-25: Uninformed and Informed Search


2022-02-01 (10:00-12:30): First Written Exam  (information on moodle)

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 continuously updated, in particular also according to the content and 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

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