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.

1. What is artificial intelligence

Technical aspect

Artificial intelligence (AI) is machines behaving intelligently by problem solving or completing tasks. It is a very broad subject that involves computer science, cognitive science, mathematics, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics and possibly many more.

Interested in learning about machine learning, artifical intelligence and deep learning?

Check out these free resources online:

Neural networks vs Machine learning vs deep learning

But what *is* a Neural Network? | Deep learning, chapter 1 (YouTube, 19m13s) discusses the basics of what a neural network is and how deep learning occurs in machine learning.

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes


Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

 Ethical and social understanding


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