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Artificial Intelligence

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Academic Direction
Goldsmiths, University of London
Also part of
MSc Data Science
Modes of Study

This module aims to introduce symbolic and agent-based approaches to artificial intelligence.

This module is focused on Artificial Intelligence techniques. You will understand the historical development of Artificial Intelligence including search, vision and planning. You will be familiar with the foundations of agent-based approach to software design, decision making and problem solving including under uncertainty. You will have an opportunity to apply Artificial Intelligence techniques.

Topics covered

  • Historical overview of Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent agents and environments
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge representation, ontologies
  • Automated reasoning
  • Uncertain knowledge and reasoning under uncertainty
  • Decision making
  • Games and optimal decisions in games
  • Planning algorithms
  • Robotics


15 (150 hours)


  • Coursework item 1 (25%)
  • Coursework item 2 (25%)
  • Written examination (50%)