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# [[http://www.elbot.com/ | <img src="http://www.computerweekly.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=41270" height=50 alt="Meet Elbot, Loebner Prize winner"/> ''Meet Elbot, 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest winner'']] - [-Elbot's purpose is to converse with users about any topic. While Elbot doesn't try to appear human, given the "the hidden humans, who were also responding to the same conversation, could have also tried to confuse the human interrogator", [[http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/10/15/232669/Meet-Elbot-Loebner-Prize-Turing-Test-contest-winner-transcript-and.htm?printerfriendly=true | Elbot took the 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest prize and came close to passing the Turing Test]] (passed test with 25% of interrogators, as opposed to 30% suggested by Turing).-]
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# [[http://www.elbot.com/ | <img src="http://www.computerweekly.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=41270" height=50 alt="Meet Elbot, Loebner Prize winner"/> ''Meet Elbot, 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest winner'']] - [-Elbot's purpose is to converse with users about any topic. While Elbot doesn't try to appear human, given "the hidden humans, who were also responding to the same conversation, could have also tried to confuse the human interrogator", [[http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/10/15/232669/Meet-Elbot-Loebner-Prize-Turing-Test-contest-winner-transcript-and.htm?printerfriendly=true | Elbot took the 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest prize and came close to passing the Turing Test]] (passed test with 25% of interrogators, as opposed to 30% suggested by Turing).-]
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# [[http://www.elbot.com/ | <img src="http://www.computerweekly.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=41270" height=50 alt="Meet Elbot, Loebner Prize winner"/> ''Meet Elbot, 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest winner'']] - [-Elbot's purpose is to converse with users about any topic. While Elbot doesn't try to appear human, given the "the hidden humans, who were also responding to the same conversation, could have also tried to confuse the human interrogator", [[http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/10/15/232669/Meet-Elbot-Loebner-Prize-Turing-Test-contest-winner-transcript-and.htm?printerfriendly=true | Elbot took the 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest prize and came close to passing the Turing Test]].-]
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# [[http://www.elbot.com/ | <img src="http://www.computerweekly.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=41270" height=50 alt="Meet Elbot, Loebner Prize winner"/> ''Meet Elbot, 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest winner'']] - [-Elbot's purpose is to converse with users about any topic. While Elbot doesn't try to appear human, given the "the hidden humans, who were also responding to the same conversation, could have also tried to confuse the human interrogator", [[http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/10/15/232669/Meet-Elbot-Loebner-Prize-Turing-Test-contest-winner-transcript-and.htm?printerfriendly=true | Elbot took the 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest prize and came close to passing the Turing Test]] (passed test with 25% of interrogators, as opposed to 30% suggested by Turing).-]
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# [[http://www.elbot.com/ | <img src="http://www.computerweekly.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=41270" height=50 alt="Meet Elbot, Loebner Prize winner"/> ''Meet Elbot, 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest winner'']] - [-Elbot's purpose is to converse with users about any topic. While Elbot doesn't try to appear human, given the "the hidden humans, who were also responding to the same conversation, could have also tried to confuse the human interrogator", [[http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/10/15/232669/Meet-Elbot-Loebner-Prize-Turing-Test-contest-winner-transcript-and.htm?printerfriendly=true | Elbot took the 2008 Loebner Prize Turing Test contest prize and came close to passing the Turing Test]].-]
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# A. M. Turing (1950), "[[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/uploads/Spring2009/turing-1950.pdf | Computing Machinery and Intelligence]]", ''Mind'', New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236. (Oct., 1950), pp. 433-460.
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# A. M. Turing (1950), "[[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/uploads/Spring2009/turing-1950.pdf | Computing Machinery and Intelligence]]", ''Mind'', New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236. (Oct., 1950), pp. 433-460.
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''Prerequisites:'' Computer Science 320 and Mathematics 307
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''Prerequisites:'' Computer Science 230 and Mathematics 307
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!Artificial Intelligence

!!When/Where

TR 01:40-02:55PM / J.C. LONG 219\\

!!Description

A course introducing fundamental techniques for artificial intelligence. Among topics covered are heuristic search, knowledge representation, intelligent agents, reasoning, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and artificial intelligence programming. Additional topics may include Bayesian networks, natural language processing, machine learning, rule-based systems, robotics, and discovery informatics. Artificial intelligence programming techniques will also be introduced.

''Prerequisites:'' Computer Science 320 and Mathematics 307

* [[Spring2010.CSCI470CourseSyllabus | Course syllabus]]

* Student %newwin%[[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/notes/pmwiki.php/CSCI470Spring2009/StudentNotes | wiki for lecture notes]] [- (requires password, opens new window) -]

!!Test Dates

* '''Test 1''': TBA
* '''Test 2''': TBA
* '''Final''': 12:00pm-3:00pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

!!Assignments
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* [[Spring2010/CSCI470_Homework1 | Homework #1]].

!!Textbook

* Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig (2003), "[[http://aima.cs.berkeley.edu/ | Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach]]", 2nd ed. Prentice Hall Series in Artificial Intelligence.

!!Python References

* Magnus Lie Hetland, [[http://hetland.org/writing/instant-python.html | Instant Python]] (for programmers).

* Pyro [[http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/emergent/PyroModulePythonIntro | intro to Python]].

* Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey and Chris Meyers (2008), "[[http://openbookproject.net/thinkCSpy/index.xhtml | How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - Learning with Python)]]", 2nd ed., The Open Book Project.

* John Zelle, ''Teaching Computer Science with Python'' transparencies: [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/uploads/Fall2006/sigcse-slides.pdf | one slide per page]] and [[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/uploads/Fall2006/sigcse-handout.pdf | four slides per page]] (PDF).

!!Readings & References

# Wired (2009), [[http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/newtonai.html | Computer Program Self-Discovers Laws of Physics]] - [- In just over a day, a powerful computer program accomplished a feat that took physicists centuries to complete: extrapolating the laws of motion from a pendulum's swings.-]

# [[http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/moebius/ | <img src="http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/moebius/plane-view2.jpg" height=50 alt="Möbius transformations"/> ''Möbius Transformations Revealed'']] - [-a short video by Douglas Arnold and Jonathan Rogness which depicts the beauty of Möbius transformations and shows how moving to a higher dimension reveals their essential unity.-]

# A. M. Turing (1950), "[[http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~manaris/uploads/Spring2009/turing-1950.pdf | Computing Machinery and Intelligence]]", ''Mind'', New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236. (Oct., 1950), pp. 433-460.

# [[http://agile.csc.ncsu.edu/pairlearning/educators.php | <img src="http://agile.csc.ncsu.edu/pairlearning/pairs_small.jpg" height=50 alt="pair programming"/> An introduction to pair programming]]. [-This 9-minute video describes what pair programming is, the do's and don'ts of effective pairing, and the pros and cons of pair programming. Here is the [[http://agile.csc.ncsu.edu/pairlearning/worksheet.pdf | accompanying worksheet]].-]

!!!Software

* Python ([[http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.5.4/python-2.5.4.msi | for Windows]] or [[ http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.5.4/python-2.5.4-macosx.dmg | Mac OS X]]).
** [[http://www.python.org/doc/2.5/lib/ | Python Library Reference]].

* [[http://pyrorobotics.org/ | Pyro]] Python robotics simulator.
** See [[http://pyrorobotics.org/video/ | video tutorials]]