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Lecture-01-Intro - CS 561: Artificial Intelligence...

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CS 561: Artificial Intelligence Instructor: Sofus A. Macskassy, macskass@usc.edu TA: Harris Chiu ( chichiu@usc.edu ), TBA Penny Pan ( beipan@usc.edu ), SAL 112, Fri, 10am-noon Lectures: MW 5:00-6:20pm, ZHS 159 Office hours: By appointment Class page: http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~macskass/CS561/Fall2010/ This class will use https://blackboard.usc.edu/webapps/login/ and class webpage - Up to date information - Lecture notes - Relevant dates, links, etc. Course material: [AIMA] Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig. (3rd ed)
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CS 561: Artificial Intelligence Course overview: foundations of symbolic intelligent systems. Agents, search, problem solving, logic, representation, reasoning, symbolic programming, and robotics. Prerequisites: programming principles, discrete mathematics for computing, software design and software engineering concepts. Good knowledge of C++ or Java required for programming assignments. Grading: 10% for regular quizzes (7 quizzes, lowest 2 will be dropped) 20% for homeworks (4 homeworks, 5% each) 20% for programming projects (2 projects, 10% each) 20% for midterm 30% for final (cumulative) 1 day late = 25% reduction in score 2 days late = 50% reduction in score NOTE: You have 1 week from getting a homework/project/midterm to get it reviewed if you feel it was wrongly graded CS561 Lecture 1 - Macskassy - Fall 2010
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Practical issues tentative dates Class mailing list: will be setup on the backboard system Homeworks: See class web page on blackboard Sep 1 HW1 out Sep 15 HW1 due, HW2 out Sep 29 HW2 due Oct 20 HW3 out Nov 3 HW3 due, HW4 out Nov 17 HW4 due Projects: See class web page on blackboard Sep 8 - Project 1 out Oct 11 - Project 1 due Oct 20 - Project 2 out Nov 24 - Project 2 due Exams: Oct 18 midterm Dec 8 final (room TBA) CS561 Lecture 1 - Macskassy - Fall 2010
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Academic Integrity Familiarize yourself with the USC Academic Integrity guidelines. Violations of the Student Conduct Code will be filed with the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, and appropriate sanctions will be given. Homework assignments are to be solved individually. You are welcome to discuss class material in review groups, but do not discuss how to solve the homeworks. Exams are open book and open notes. CS561 Lecture 1 - Macskassy - Fall 2010
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CS561 Lecture 1 - Macskassy - Fall 2010 A note on grading I will not grade on a curve Grades will be based on your scores Students have gotten a C, C- and D If you *need* a particular grade, then come see me to understand what this means Do not expect bonus questions on homeworks, midterms or finals
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Today: Introduction AIMA Chapter 1 CS561 Lecture 1 - Macskassy - Fall 2010
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Lecture-01-Intro - CS 561: Artificial Intelligence...

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