IIT Delhi invites applications for a free 12-week online course in artificial intelligence

IIT Delhi has offered a free 12-week online course in Artificial Intelligence for Computer Science Undergraduates

IIT Delhi is currently accepting applications for a 12-week free online course titled “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” for undergraduate computer science students. The course basically aims to prepare students to take a variety of focused and advanced courses in various sub-fields of artificial intelligence. Also, a variety of models such as search, logic, Bayesian networks, and MDPs, which can be used to model a new problem, will also be discussed.

The course will be led by Prof. Mausam, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, IIT Delhi and Affiliate Faculty Member, University of Washington, Seattle. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2007 and completed his BTech from IIT Delhi in 2001. He was recently awarded AAAI Senior Membership for his long-term participation in the AAAI and its distinction in the field of artificial intelligence.

What will the IIT Delhi Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence cover?

The course introduces the variety of concepts in the field of artificial intelligence, and also discusses the philosophy of AI, and how to model a new problem as an artificial intelligence problem. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Introduction: Philosophy of artificial intelligence and definitions.
  • Modeling a problem as a research problem and uninformed research.
  • Heuristic search and domain relaxations.
  • Local search and genetic algorithms.
  • Contradictory research.
  • Satisfaction of constraints.
  • Propositional logic and satisfiability.
  • Uncertainty in AI and Bayesian networks.
  • Learning and inference of Bayesian networks, and decision theory.
  • Markov decision process.
  • Reinforcement learning.
  • Introduction to Deep Learning and Deep RL.

Important Details of IIT Delhi Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence

The course will run from January 24 to April 15, 2022, and those who wish to obtain certificates with the logos of IIT Delhi and NPTEL will have to pay Rs 1000 and take an exam on April 24, 2022. Those who receive 25% of the average of the best 8 assignments out of the total of 12 assignments given in the course, and an exam score of 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100 will receive the electronic certificate. Those who wish to take the course are invited to go through the official site for more information.