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COMP9208: Artificial Intelligence and Society

2024 unit information

This unit introduces the basic concepts and methods of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tailored to science, technology, engineering, math, medicine, business, and humanities students. AI is aimed to design machines that can replicate and surpass human intelligence. AI agents include any artificial system that senses its environment, takes actions towards its goals, and improves its performance with experience (e.g., self-driving car, face recognition, automatic language translation, humanoid robot, fraud detection, virtual assistant, and so on). Modern applications of AI are pervasive: they increase industrial efficiency and labour productivity, improve population health, accelerate scientific advances and enhance social interactions. This unit covers the foundations of these multi-disciplinary applications, relating real-world scenarios to simple examples and essential AI methods, such as search, planning and machine learning.

Unit details and rules

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Computer Science

Code COMP9208
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Competency in 1st year mathematics. Exposure to computer programming would be useful but not mandatory

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Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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