MSAIL Mass Meeting Winer 2011


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Introductory slides for the Michigan Student Artificial Intelligence Mass Meeting in the Winter 2011 Semester.

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  • Ok everybody. Please take your seats so we can start. Thank you all for taking time from your busy schedule to come to MSAIL’s mass meeting. My name is Akram. I am the current president of MSAIL. Let me start by giving you a quick overview of what we will be presenting. First we’ll introduce what MSAIL is, then we’ll talk about the events that we organize and finally we will discuss the projects which you can be involved in.
  • Here is a second approach to what AI is which I personally much prefer. AI is a modern field that is very interdisciplinary. You can see that the governing disciplines of AI are very diverse ranging from Psychology and mathematics to philosophy and computer science. This diverse knowledge all put together has led to significant advances in theoretical areas such as reasoning, learning , planning, perception and many other areas which has led to very important applications such as search engines and in particular Google, industrial robotics ,beating human players in chess thanks to deep blue, autonomously navigating urban environments, as well as automated medical diagnosis to many other things. The take home message is that AI is very pervasive in our society and it is definitely here to stay.
  • Here is a quick overview of what MSAIL is: It is first a community comprised of students who have interest in AI but that also includes faculty in CS that encourage and advise our effort with who you can interact with. Second it is an opportunity to learn about the cutting edge in AI from researchers that work in the field. Third, it is an opportunity to learn how to apply various AI techniques to exciting real world problems which we will describe later. Finally you will have fun while impressing faculty and corporate recruiters.
  • MSAIL Mass Meeting Winer 2011

    1. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is MSAIL? </li></ul><ul><li>What events do we sponsor? </li></ul><ul><li>What projects can we participate in? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I sign up? </li></ul>
    2. 3. What is Artificial Intelligence?
    3. 4. What is MSAIL? <ul><li>A community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect students interested in A.I. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect students with faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An opportunity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about the cutting edge of A.I. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to apply theory to real world projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun!  </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. MSAIL Speaker Events <ul><li>Previous Speakers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Kuipers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robot Developmental Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Laird </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Science Artificial Intelligene </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Syed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine and Machine Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Eustice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomous Submersibles </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 6. MSAIL Speaker Events Possible topics this semester: Machine Learning Robotics Multi-Agent Systems Natural Language Processing Cognitive Architecture
    6. 7. Starcraft Artificial Intelligence Team (SCAI)
    7. 8. Previous Work <ul><li>Winter 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Competed in AIIDE Starcraft AI competition. </li></ul><ul><li>AI for Zealots, Dragoons, Mutalisks and Scourge. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Previous Work <ul><li>Fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Split into three teams to compete inside of SCAI. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zerg Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protoss Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terran Team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition at the end of the semester. </li></ul>
    9. 10. This Year? <ul><li>Options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue with competitions inside of SCAI with multiple teams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compete in the AIIDE 2011 Starcraft AI Competition as one team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do both? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any suggestions? The future of SCAI will be discussed in more detail at our mini-mass meeting. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Tools <ul><li>C/C++ </li></ul><ul><li>BWAPI Starcraft Hooks </li></ul><ul><li>Mercurial Version Control System </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Studio 2008 IDE </li></ul>
    11. 12. The Robocup Team 2011
    12. 13. Work in Computer Vision <ul><li>Color interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Object detection </li></ul><ul><li>Corner detection </li></ul>
    13. 14. Work in Computer Vision <ul><li>Object detection </li></ul><ul><li>Distance calculation </li></ul><ul><li>Corner detection </li></ul>
    14. 15. Work in Localization and World Models <ul><li>Dynamic map of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Query map for landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Monte Carlo Localization </li></ul>
    15. 16. Work in Behavior <ul><li>Model-based agent replaced simple reflex agent </li></ul><ul><li>Use of decision trees </li></ul><ul><li>All decision-making done using the model </li></ul>
    16. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>We want you! </li></ul><ul><li>We have leadership opportunities! </li></ul><ul><li>Build your resume! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Upcoming Meetings Officers Meeting Monday 24th, 7:00pm, CSE Study Rooms SCAI Meeting Wednesday 26th, 6:30pm, Room TBA Robocup Meeting Wednesday 26th, 8pm, Room TBA
    18. 19. What do I do now? Contact us! For more information on: SCAI – Kevin Shih ( Robocup – Calvin McCarter ( Leadership – Sami Luber (