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Engenharia Informática

Intelligent Systems

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 8644/2020 - 08/09/2020

6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 PL + 28,0 TP , Cód. 911941.

- Manuel Fernando Martins de Barros
- Ana Cristina Barata Pires Lopes

Not applicable.

1. Characterize Artificial Intelligence and its applicability.
2. Represent, acquire, manipulate and apply knowledge in computer systems;
3. Implement search algorithms, assessing its advantages and limitations.
4. Apply artificial intelligence techniques to game;
5. Model and solve problems with Logic Programming.
6. Characterize the different planning methods and algorithms for planning.
7. Apply the different approaches to machine learning, and evolutionary computing.

1. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI): Overview and brief history of AI and its applications.

2. Intelligent agents: a) rational agents. b) Nature of the environments. c) Agent structures.

3. Problem Solving Methods: a) Search methods: uninformed, informed, heuristic, A *. b) Game theory and player agents. c) Constraint satisfaction problems.

4. Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. a) Propositional Logic. b) Predicate Logic. c) Logic programming. d) Planning.

5. Machine Learning:
a) Types of Learning.
b) Inductive learning and decision trees.
c) Artificial Neural Networks: Basic principles and fundamental algorithms.
d) Support Vector Machines.
e) Reinforcement Learning.
f) Deep Learning.

6. Evolutionary computing:
a) Genetic algorithms;
b) Evolutionary strategies;
c) Genetic programming;
d) Hybrid optimization techniques.

7. a) Implementation of machine learning kits for application prototyping. b) Critical selection of assumptions. c) Suitable selection of machine learning algorithms to problems.

Evaluation Methodology
Final assessment is the average of the following components:
- Written test (test or exam)
- Labs

Final Grade = Average (Written Test, Labs)

1. In both components a minimum of 40% is required.
2. The final evaluation must be greater than or equal to 10 values (out of 20).

- Norvig, P. e Russel, S. (2020). Artificial Intelligence – A Modern Approach.. (Vol. 4). http://aima.cs.berkeley.edu/: Prentice-Hall
- Costa, E. e Simões, A. (2008). Inteligência Artificial – Fundamentos e Aplicações. Segunda Edição. (Vol. 2). FCA - Editora de Informática: FCA - Editora de Informática
- Bishop , C. (2006). Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning . (Vol. 1). Springer-Verlag New York: Springer
- Alpaydin, E. (2014). Introduction to Machine Learning. (Vol. 3ed.). mitpress.mit.edu: MIT Press

Teaching Method
Teaching model based on lectures of theoretical concepts and practical examples, practical laboratory classes and autonomous work. Preference will be given to the presentation, analysis of problems/approaches in the area of AI that motivate learning

Software used in class
Python Programming Language
Anaconda Framework
Jupiter Notebook
Weka (https://sourceforge.net/projects/weka/)




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