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Principles and foundations of Artificial Intelligence

This course will introduce basic principles and foundations of AI starting by searching and problem solving and then moving on to cognitive computing and reasoning.

Key concepts of machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing will also be covered. Finally, the course will touch upon philosophical and ethical considerations of AI.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and supervision.


    The course is examined as follows: 

    • written examination
    • written assignments


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    This course is part of a programme and is not available for application as a stand-alone course.

    Find more information about Master’s programmes here

    If you are a student at one of our Master’s programmes and have questions about the course, please contact the student counsellors