CS343H: Honors Artificial Intelligence -- Spring 2015: Assignments Page

Assignments for Honors Artificial Intelligence (cs343H)


Week 0: Introduction (8/31)

Readings: Due 9:30 am on Thursday, 8/31 (i.e. BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION)
  • Read the 2016 AI100 Study Panel Report
  • Write a 500-word response to one or more of the sections indicating your reactions (e.g. agreement, disagreement, musings, etc.)
  • Send your response as ASCII text (not encoded in any way) to pstone@cs.utexas.edu, jphanna@cs.utexas.edu, alexzhao@cs.utexas.edu, and rohan@cs.utexas.edu with subject: "class readings 8/31".
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Tuesday, 9/5
  • If you don't have a CS UNIX account (e.g. because you're a non-CS major), sign up for a temporary account IMMEDIATELY! It will take several days for the account to be activated. Also, please be aware that the account will expire and completely disappear two weeks into the summer semester.
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 9/7
  • Python tutorial. This tutorial should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-0-tutorial using these submission instructions.

  • Week 1: Agents (9/5,7)

    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)
  • Textbook - Chapter 1 through the end of Section 1.1 (Rest of chapter 1 is optional - I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Textbook - Chapter 2
  • For your response, select one real or imaginable agent not discussed in class or in the readings, give a PEAS description of the task environment, and characterize it in terms of the properties listed in Section 2.3.2.
  • Send your response as ASCII text (not encoded in any way) to pstone@cs.utexas.edu, jphanna@cs.utexas.edu, alexzhao@cs.utexas.edu, and rohan@cs.utexas.edu with subject: "class readings for 9/5".
  • As indicated on the course overview page, your response should be well-thought-out, coherent, and concise. Quality of written expression will be a factor in the grading (use full sentences). Short, to-the-point answers are preferred. For full credit, your email should be sent by 5pm on Monday, 9/4.
  • Self-introduction: Due Tuesday at 9:30am
  • Post a self-introduction and at least one other item to the piazza site. If nothing else, you may post your reading response. But feel free to post questions, comments, or reactions to other peoples' posts instead or in addition.
  • EdX Homework 1: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 9/19
  • Complete the search assignment on EdX (Homework 1).

  • Week 2: Search (9/12,14)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook - Chapter 3
  • Respond to the readings by email
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 9/28
  • Search assignment. This search assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-1-search using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.

  • Week 3: Constraint Satisfaction Problems and Local Search (9/19,21)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook - Chapter 6
  • Textbook - Sections 4.1 and 4.2 (Rest of chapter 4 is optional - I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Respond to the readings by email
  • EdX Homework 2: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 9/26
  • Complete the constraint satisfaction assignment on EdX (Homework 2).

  • Week 4: Adversarial Search, Utilities (9/26,28)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapter 5 through the end of Section 5.5 (Rest of chapter 5 is optional - I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Textbook Chapter 16 through the end of Section 16.3
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 3: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 10/3
  • Complete the multi-agent search assignment on EdX (Homework 3).
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 10/12
  • Multiagent assignment. This multiagent assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-2-multiagent using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.

  • Week 5: Markov Decision Processes (10/3,5)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapter 17 through the end of Section 17.3
  • Sutton and Barto Chapters 3 and 4.
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 4: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 10/10
  • Complete the Markov decision process assignment on EdX (Homework 4).

  • Week 6: Reinforcement Learning (10/10,12)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapter 21
  • Sutton and Barto Sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.5.
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 5: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 10/17
  • Complete the reinforcement learning assignment on EdX (Homework 5).
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 11/2
  • Reinforcement learning assignment. This assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-3-reinforcement using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.

  • Week 7: Bayes' Nets: Representation and Inference (10/17,19)

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • If you need a review of Probability, Textbook Chapter 13 through the end of 13.5 (optional). I suggest at least skimming it to familiarize yourselves with the book's notation.
  • Textbook Chapter 14 through the end of Section 14.5
  • Textbook Section 14.7. (You can skim this part - it is mainly to address questions about what alternatives there are to probabilistic models of uncertainty).
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 6: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 10/31
  • Complete the Bayes' net assignment on EdX (Homework 6).

  • Week 8: Midterm (10/24,26)

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    Review on Tuesday, In-class Mid-term on Thursday

  • Complete the midterm course evaluation survey by Monday night at 5pm

  • Everything below this line is still tentative

    Week 9: (Hidden) Markov Models, Particle Filters, and VOI (10/31,11/2):

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapter 15 through the end of Section 15.3.
  • Textbook Section 15.4 is optional (I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Textbook Chapter 15.5
  • Textbook Sections 16.5 and 16.6
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 7: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 11/7
  • Complete the Bayes' net sampling, VOI, and particle filtering assignment on EdX (Homework 7).
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 11/9
  • Bayes assignment. This assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-4-bayes using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Tuesday, 12/5
  • Capture the flag contest

  • Week 10: Naive Bayes and Perceptrons (11/7,9):

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Section 15.4 is optional (I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Textbook Chapter 15.5
  • Textbook Sections 16.5 and 16.6
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 8: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 11/14
  • Complete the Naive Bayes and Perceptron assignment on EdX (Homework 8).
  • Programming: Due 9:30am on Tuesday, 11/21
  • Ghostbusters assignment. This assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-5-ghostbusters using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.

  • Week 11: Deep Learning (11/14,16):

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Section 15.4 is optional (I recommend at least skimming it)
  • Textbook Chapter 15.5
  • Textbook Sections 16.5 and 16.6
  • Respond to the readings by email.
  • EdX Homework 9: Due 11:59pm on Tuesday, 11/28
  • Complete the Neural networks and Optimization assignment on EdX (Homework 9).

  • Week 12: Deep Learning (continued) (11/21):

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    Programming: Due 9:30am on Thursday, 12/7

  • Classification assignment. This assignment should be submitted with the assignment name cs343-6-classification using these submission instructions. Details regarding what to submit are inside the assignment's description.

  • Week 13: Classical Planning (11/28,30):

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapter 10. (Focus on Sections 10-10.3)
  • Respond to the readings by email.

  • Week 14: Philosophical Foundations (12/5,7):

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    Readings: Due Tuesday (email response due Monday at 5pm)

  • Textbook Chapters 26 and 27
  • Respond to the readings by email.

  • Final Exam (TBA):

    The final exam for this class will be on (TBA).

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