|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ING-INF/05|
The course introduces to the main themes of deductive-based Artificial Intelligence.
The goal of the course is to provide the foundations of knowledge-based intelligent autonomous agents.
The course introduces the languages and the techniques through which intelligent agents can operate autonomously on a deductive basis. The aim of the course is to provide students with the capability of formalizing domains of interest in order to treat them in the context of autonomous intelligent agents, with specific reference to propositional logics, first-order logics, description logics, and automated planning languages. The main result is the student's ability to frame the problems in a formal way and abstract their main features in a specification which makes computationally feasible to implement autonomous agents.
Some preliminary knowledge of combinatorics, algebra and theoretical computer science are useful for a better understanding of the course material.
Lectures (possobly recorded) for the theory part; practical sessions with the teacher to solve assigned exercises (possibly online)
Logical Agents: knowledge-based agents, logic, propositional logic (syntax, semantics, propositional knowledge bases, inference procedures, normal forms, resolution).
First-Order Logic: representation, syntax and semantics, knowledge engineering.
Inference in First-Order Logic: propositional vs. first-order inference, unification and lifting, resolution.
Classical Planning: definition, PDDL language, examples, planning as state-space search, planning graphs.
Introduction to Reinforcement Learning: introduction, multi-armed bandits, finite markov decision processes, dynamic programming, Monte Carlo methods, Temporal-Difference learning, Planning and learning.
Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig - Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach (third edition) - Prentice Hall
Richard S. Sutton, Andrew G. Barto - Reinforcement Learning, an Introduction (second edition) - MIT Press
Office hours: Please make an appointment with the teacher via email
ARMANDO TACCHELLA (President)
RENATO UGO RAFFAELE ZACCARIA (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Test with open and closed questions.
Ability to formalize domain of practical interest and solve them using the techniques shown in the course.