Fall 2019 - CMPT 310 D100

Artificial Intelligence Survey (3)

Class Number: 8912

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).



Provides a unified discussion of the fundamental approaches to the problems in artificial intelligence. The topics considered are: representational typology and search methods; game playing, heuristic programming; pattern recognition and classification; theorem-proving; question-answering systems; natural language understanding; computer vision. Students with credit for CMPT 410 may not take this course for further credit.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the part of computer science concerned with systems that learn, reason and make/support decisions. The goal of this course is to provide students with a survey of different aspects of artificial intelligence. A variety of approaches with general applicability will be developed. The first topic is searching for solutions to complex decision and planning problems (search strategies and heuristics). Symbolic logic will be presented as a formalism for representing knowledge in AI systems. Probability as a mechanism for handling uncertainty in AI will be presented, with a focus on Bayesian networks. We will introduce basic concepts of machine learning, including as decision trees and neural nets.


  • Search
  • Logic
  • Game playing
  • Reasoning under uncertainty (probability)
  • Bayesian networks
  • Machine learning



Grading will be announced the first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



  • Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents, David L. Poole and Alan Mackworth, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010, 9780521519007
  • Artificial Intelligence (6th Edition). Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem Solving, George Luger, Addison Wesley, 2009, 9780321545893


  • Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)
  • Stuart Russell, Peter NorviG
  • Prentice HalL
  • 2009

ISBN: 9780136042594

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