CS440/ECE448 Artificial Intelligence, Spring 2024

This course provides an introductory survey of concepts and techniques in artificial intelligence. Intelligence is the ability to decide, learn, plan, understand, communicate, perceive, and act; AI is the creation of machines that do these things. This course gives a one- or two-week introduction to each of the seven aspects of intelligence, with pointers to key mathematical concepts, articles and books.

This course assumes that you have taken data structures (CS225) and random variables (e.g., CS 360, ECE 313).

On-line Tools

  • CampusWire will be used for on-line question answering. The enrollment code is available in the slides for lecture 1.

  • PrairieLearn will be used for quizzes.

  • Gradescope will be used for machine problems. The code to join Gradescope is on CampusWire.

  • MediaSpace will host recordings of all lectures.


The textbook is Poole and Mackworth, Artificial Intelligence, 3rd edition.

You will also need a reference for Python, which we will use to write the MPs. A good place to start is the the Python Tutorial.