Lecture Notes, Advanced Artificial Intelligence (SCOM7341) University of Birzeit 2 nd Semester, 2011 Advanced Artificial Intelligence (SCOM7341) Dr. Mustafa Jarrar [email_address] University of Birzeit Chapter 1 Introduction
What is AI?
Reading and Discussion Panel
Study the “Artificial Intelligence” article from the Wikipedia. Don’t read ch.1
Next lecture, you will answer one of the following questions.
This will be a quiz!
What is the common definition of “AI”? Do you agree?
Explain the meaning of “AI winter”? Which periods? why?
What are the AI sub-topics? Which topics failed? successful? Why?
Do you know any AI application?
Should artificial intelligence simulate natural intelligence?
What are the criticisms on the AI research? Do you agree?
What is the relation between AI and logic? AI and philosophy? Logic and philosophy?
Explain the meaning of logic? reasoning? knowledge representation? ontology?
Can intelligent behavior be described using simple, elegant principles (such as logic or optimization)?
Why Prolog/Lisp is related to AI?
What is Natural Language Processing? And how it is related to AI?
What are the major research approaches/schools in AI? Which one you think is more productive?
Why and how Probabilistic and statistical methods are used in AI ?
Do we think we should study AI as a course? Why?
Which Arabic philosophers contributed to logic in the past?