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Course module: 822184-B-6
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Course info
Course module822184-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI;
Is part of
B Communication and Information Sciences
B Communication and Information Sciences (Spc.Cog.Sc & AI)
B Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Contact persondr. H.J. Brighton
dr. H.J. Brighton
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M. Postma
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Can machines really think? Can they feel? If we construct intelligent machines that can learn, will they acquire our prejudices as well?The general objective of the course is to familiarize the students with core perspectives and debates in AI research, for example symbolic and connectionist approaches to Artificial Intelligence. 
At the end of the course, students should:
  • be able to read scientific reports on recent advances in AI
  • be able to give an informed opinion on contemporary scientific and public debates on AI
  • understand the basic approaches to creating AI
  • have an overview of what is/is not possible to achieve in the area of robotics
  • construct arguments about the likely short and long term developments in AI, using scientific sources


During the course, students are expected to actively participate in a number of debates on controversial questions regarding AI.

There will be a midterm test that needs to be passed in order to progress.

The final grade is determined by an exam.
The course will cover the following topics:

- Philosophy of AI 

- History of AI

- Foundations of AI

- The disciplinary nature of different AI approches and perspectives

- AI techniques and methodologies

- Robotics

Compulsory Reading
  1. Selected articles announced on Blackboard.
  2. Chapters 2 and 3 of: Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig. 2003. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2 ed.). Pearson Education
Timetable information
822184-B-6|Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Midterm (30%) / Midterm (30%)MIDTERM_01SM 1118-10-2018
Schriftelijk (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01SM 1110-12-2018
Schriftelijk (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01SM 1214-01-2019
Midterm (30%) / Midterm (30%)MIDTERM_01SM 1214-01-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials
Written (70%)

Midterm (30%)

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