• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science

This is an advanced undergraduate course that covers advanced topics in Artificial Intelligence. Topics vary from one offering to the next and are likely to be drawn from the following list: planning, scheduling, games, search, reasoning (constraint-based, model-based, spatial, temporal), knowledge representation, decision-making under uncertainty, reinforcement learning, agents, foundations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The content of the course will vary at each offering. In general, through this course, students should...

  • Gain both a wide and a deep knowledge of the topic(s) taught in the current instance of the course.
  • Improve their skills at navigating through, and critically examining, the scientific literature on the taught topic(s).

Other Information

http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP8620/

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (45%); Seminar (15%); Final Exam (40%)

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Workload

30 one hour lectures

Requisite and Incompatibility

COMP3620. Incompatible with COMP8620.

Prescribed Texts

Marcus Hutter (2005) Universal Artificial Intelligence, EATCS, Springer.
http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-3-540-22139-5

Shane Legg (2008) Machine Super Intelligence, Lulu, PhD thesis
http://www.lulu.com/content/2043514

 

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have solid background knowledge in general computer science (e.g., programming experience; some basic theoretical CS), but no specialist knowledge.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9694 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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