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Intelligent agents

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Course code:INFOIAG
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 3-9-2020 through 6-11-2020; retake week 1)
Participants:up till now 34 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in MyTimetable
lecture          Pinar Yolum
Contents:This course is about the theory of so-called intelligent agents, pieces of software that perceive, reason, and act while displaying some degree of autonomy. The agent concept calls for an integration of several topics in artificial intelligence, such as knowledge representation and reasoning (in particular reasoning about action and change) and planning. Agent technology, as the field is generally called, has a great potential of applications, ranging from intelligent personal assistants to e-commerce and robotics. The course is devoted mainly to the philosophical and theoretical (mostly logical) foundations of the area of intelligent agents, both focusing on single agents and on multi-agent systems.
Literature:Textbooks and collection of articles. Please check the Blackboard page for detailed information.
Course form:Lectures, presentations, project
Exam form:Written exam, online quizzes.
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:The overall grade has to be at least 4 to retake the final exam.
Description:Please see the Blackboard page for details. Overview in brief: * agent architectures * knowledge representation, ontologies, Web Ontology Language (OWL) * agent communication * goals and commitments * trust and privacy