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COMP 7405 - Topics in Computer Programming – Artificial Intelligence

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This course provides an introduction to the various topics in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Topics to be covered include search, games, regression, classification and neural networks. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning AI applications and gain hands-on experience through the development of AI systems. Practical work in course projects focuses on developing components of AI systems as well as analyzing real-world datasets from different domains. The societal implications and ethical considerations in the design of AI systems will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s)

​Acceptance into the Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems Degree program OR special permission (COMP2121, MATH3042, COMP3522 or equivalent).

Credits

3.0

Cost

$500.00

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46915

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Wed 18:00 - 21:45 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Chi En Huang

Course Outline

Cost

$500.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 1. Department approval required - to register please contact the program coordinator at cstbtech@bcit.ca 2. This course is part of the Athena Pathways project – learn more at athenapathways.org 3. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. No class November 11 (Rememberance Day)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe current applications of AI.
  • Solve problems using uninformed, informed and adversarial search techniques.
  • Explain the concepts of learning and the differences between unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning.
  • Explain the basics of different regression, classification and neural network techniques.
  • Apply machine learning techniques and algorithms to datasets.
  • Perform model selection and parameter tuning of machine learning techniques.
  • Design and develop components of AI systems.
  • Identify potential applications of AI techniques to real-world problems.
  • Investigate societal implications and ethics of AI.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2020

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Fall 2020

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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Author Russell
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding None
ISBN 978-0-13604-259-4
Price $214.95
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Elements Of Statistical Learning
Author Hastie
Publisher Springer-V
Copyright 2009
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-38784-857-0
Price $129.95
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Python Machine Learning, 2Nd Ed
Author Raschka
Publisher Packt
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-78712-593-3
Price $68.57
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