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.

5. Studying AI at UQ


See the AI Education page on the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering page for specific details on programs available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research participating/initiatives/testing

The Artificial Intelligence workshop is an event that occurs over the year, organised by the faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology that has students from years 7-12 work with intelligent robotic systems and advanced programming concepts.

Follow the Hacky Hour UQ group on Twitter. This group meets every week at Nano's Cafe on the St Lucia campus. It is not specifically for AI and machine learning but anything related to scientific computing. It is a good place to meet other people from around the university interested in a wide range of areas within IT. 

Alternatives to traditional study

The elements of AI is a free online course for everyone interested in learning what AI is, what is possible (and not possible) with AI, and how it affects our lives – with no complicated maths or programming required.

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes

Graduate attributes

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

 Ethical and social understanding

Check your knowledge

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Support at UQ

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