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Welcome to CS440 / ECE 448 Introduction to Artifcial Intelligence Prof. Julia Hockenmaier
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Lecture 1: Introduction CS440/ECE448 Introduction to Artifcial Intelligence ProF. Julia Hockenmaier
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Welcome to CS440! Prof. Julia Hockenmaier juliahmr@illinois.edu OfFce hours: Thursdays, 2-3pm, SC3324 TA: Yonatan Bisk OfFce hours: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm OfFce: SC0207 TA: Parisa Haghani OfFce hours: Mondays, 1-3pm OfFce: SC027 Emailing us: cs440help-sp11@cs.illinois.edu
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Today ʼ s lecture What is Artifcial Intelligence? How will we teach this class? What will you learn in this class? What will we expect oF you?
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What is Artifcial Intelligence?
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What is AI? Logicians: Can we defne ʻ the laws of thought ʼ ? (Ancient Greece, also India, China) Can we automate the laws of thought? (since the Industrial Revolution) Today: automated theorem provers used in math, industry (software/hardware veriFcation), etc.
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What is AI? Mechanical Turk (1770): ʻ Automatic ʼ chess player (highly infuential hoax) What is more diF±cult: to get a machine to play chess, or to weave cloth? Today: IBM ʼ s DeepBlue beat Kasparov in 1997, and my phone beats me in 2010
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What is AI? Vaucanson ʼ s automata (1730s): fute player tambourine player Today: Toyota ʼ s violin-playing robots and robot jazz band; improvising Marimba- playing robot (Georgia Tech)
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What is AI? The Turing test: (Alan Turing, 1950) Human-like conversation skills as test whether machines can think. ( http://loebner.net/Prizef/TuringArticle.html ) Today: Chatbots/automated helplines are common; IBM ʼ s Watson can beat human experts on Jeopardy! (2011) ( http://www.ibmwatson.com )
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Lecture01 - Welcome to CS440 / ECE 448 Introduction to...

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