Artificial Intelligence

Aims and objectives

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a term used widely in various topics. This module will provide an introduction into what AI is, the different types, the implications of AI, what research is being done at UQ and how students can learn about or get involved with AI.

This module will:

  • discuss what AI is and the different types of AI
  • explore key concepts such as machine learning, deep learning and neural networks
  • outline various ethical implications and misconceptions surrounding AI
  • outline what AI related research is occurring at UQ and how students can study AI.

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Module summary

 What is artificial intelligence?

  • Artificial Intelligence is best thought about as computers behaving intelligently to solve a problem or complete

 Types of AI

  • There are three different types of AI. Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI), Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI)
  • Society is currently using ANI in everyday life through technology such as personal assistants on phones

 AI - exciting for some, scary for others

  • With the rise of artificial intelligence in everyday life it has been met with various levels of emotion. Uses of AI such as self-driving cars, fake news and employment concerns being at the forefront.

 AI research at UQ

  • UQ is heavily involved in the research and experimentation of AI.
  • There are various events, projects and papers being developed that students can get involved in

 Studying AI at UQ

  • There are several courses at UQ that students can enrol in to learn more about AI

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes


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