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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence (Fall 2010)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare


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  • Assignments: programming (no examples)
  • Exams (no solutions)
  • Recitation videos
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Course Highlights

This course includes interactive demonstrations which are intended to stimulate interest and to help students gain intuition about how artificial intelligence methods work under a variety of circumstances.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of artificial intelligence. Upon completion of 6.034, students should be able to develop intelligent systems by assembling solutions to concrete computational problems; understand the role of knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning in intelligent-system engineering; and appreciate the role of problem solving, vision, and language in understanding human intelligence from a computational perspective.


1. Introduction and Scope.
2. Reasoning: Goal Trees and Problem Solving.
3. Reasoning: Goal Trees and Rule-Based Expert Systems.
4. Search: Depth-First, Hill Climbing, Beam.
5. Search: Optimal, Branch and Bound, A*.
6. Search: Games, Minimax, and Alpha-Beta.
7. Constraints: Interpreting Line Drawings.
8. Constraints: Search, Domain Reduction.
9. Constraints: Visual Object Recognition.
10. Introduction to Learning, Nearest Neighbors.
11. Learning: Identification Trees, Disorder.
12a: Neural Nets.
12b: Deep Neural Nets.
13. Learning: Genetic Algorithms.
14. Learning: Sparse Spaces, Phonology.
15. Learning: Near Misses, Felicity Conditions.
16. Learning: Support Vector Machines.
17. Learning: Boosting.
18. Representations: Classes, Trajectories, Transitions.
19. Architectures: GPS, SOAR, Subsumption, Society of Mind.
21. Probabilistic Inference I.
22. Probabilistic Inference II.
23. Model Merging, Cross-Modal Coupling, Course Summary.
Mega-R1. Rule-Based Systems.
Mega-R2. Basic Search, Optimal Search.
Mega-R3. Games, Minimax, Alpha-Beta.
Mega-R4. Neural Nets.
Mega-R5. Support Vector Machines.
Mega-R6. Boosting.
Mega-R7. Near Misses, Arch Learning.

Taught by

Prof. Patrick Henry Winston


5.0 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Profile image for HUSSEIN ALI ABDO ALI AL-WAJIH
    In fact, these hours that I have spent in this course were more than wonderful. I have learned many valuable things from it, from reasoning and research to merging models and their divisions. I wished that this course would be longer - lasting, so I hope that you will fill us more with such valuable information and courses that help us to improve ourselves in this field
  • Profile image for APPU ANNAVEERAPPA
    it was a great course and great learning from MIT lecturers from themselves.
    hoping for more content like this and really excited to learn more about the artificial intelligence
  • Profile image for Jay Chauhan
    Jay Chauhan
    This Course is very interesting and it covered all the things related to Artifical Inteligence, wonderful course
  • Profile image for Andre Spivey
    Andre Spivey
    Very informative and intuitive. The course actually goes into good depth concerning A.I. quizzes may be a good ideal to add to this course.
  • Profile image for Littin Rajan
    Littin Rajan
    It was so cool. Learn most out of it. It tecaches most areas of Artificial Intelligence with real-life scenarios
  • Ajina Fathima
    Its a really indepth knowledgeable class
    You can add more quizz
    You can add more interactive sections

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