Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Semester: WS 18/19
Lecturer: Univ.-Lekt. Ing. Dr. Robert Trappl, MBA 

This class consisted of the basics such as Information Theory, Semiotics, Knowledge Representation, Frames, Systems, Problem Solving, and Game Theory as well as methods, applications, and impacts of Artificial Intelligence including an excursion to the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI).

Since this class served as introduction it only was one semester long. We learned that the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first coined by mathematician John McCarthy in 1956 and defines the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience. Research in AI has focused chiefly on the following components of intelligence: learning, reasoning, problem solving, perception, and using language.