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Artificial Intelligence - Technologies and Applications


There is currently a lot of hype and fear around AI, for example claims that super-intelligent machines will conquer the world, and we will all lose our jobs. The main course objectives are to demystify AI, learn how it is put into practice in businesses, and learn to assess its potential benefits as well as understand its limitations. 

This course gives an introduction to some key AI technologies and applications:

  • Algorithms: supervised machine learning such as artificial neural nets, search methods
  • Knowledge representation for the semantic web: knowledge graphs and ontologies.
  • AI applications: computer vision and robotics.

The course will also provide many examples of AI uses and the reality of AI technologies today, and an outlook on the future and impact on jobs.

Course content


  • Overview of AI: definitions, history, hype, and predictions about the future
  • AI applications: computer vision, autonomous vehicles, and more
  • Machine Learning-based methods: artificial neural networks
  • Search-based methods
  • Knowledge-based methods and the semantic web
  • The future of AI


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