Artificial Intelligence Prof. Dr. Joerg Hoffmann, Prof. Dr. Jana Koehler Summer Semester 2020

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26.05.2020

Chapter 6 Definition of Disagreement Set Fixed

Dear students,

it emerged in the discussion today that the definition of "disagreement set", slide 24 of Chapter 6, was ambigous.

I have fixed this now. The post-handouts are available in the materials section. I will briefly explain the modified definition in... Read more

Dear students,

it emerged in the discussion today that the definition of "disagreement set", slide 24 of Chapter 6, was ambigous.

I have fixed this now. The post-handouts are available in the materials section. I will briefly explain the modified definition in the next lecture, before we proceed to Chapter 7.

Note: Chapter 7 will be about game playing, including in particular an overview of the AlphaGo, AlphaGo Zero, and AlphaZero system family. Hope to see many of you there!

best,

Jörg

 

19.05.2020

Materials from today are online

Hi all,

the materials page now contains the post-handouts, YouTube link (under Recorded Lectures), and whiteboard notes (under Supplementary Materials).

Note: the post-handouts are only up to as far as we got today. The full post-handouts are always uploaded... Read more

Hi all,

the materials page now contains the post-handouts, YouTube link (under Recorded Lectures), and whiteboard notes (under Supplementary Materials).

Note: the post-handouts are only up to as far as we got today. The full post-handouts are always uploaded once the respective chapter is finished.

best,

Jörg

 

14.05.2020

Prof Hoffmann's Lectures in zoom

Dear students,

to experiment with a setting that allows more direct interaction, I will do my lectures in zoom (i.e., I will try this out and see how it goes).

The zoom meeting links will be given in the calendar entries, like previously for Teams. (It's a... Read more

Dear students,

to experiment with a setting that allows more direct interaction, I will do my lectures in zoom (i.e., I will try this out and see how it goes).

The zoom meeting links will be given in the calendar entries, like previously for Teams. (It's a recurring zoom meeting, so the link will actually always be the same)

I will stream these lectures to YouTube, for two purposes:

1. After lecture: For you to re-watch the lectures later. The links to the videos will be put into the materials after the lecture.

2. During lecture: For you to attend the lecture passively if you want to, without being in the zoom meeting. To do this, you have to log into the zoom meeting at the start to get the YouTube Live stream link from there. Once you opened  the link in your browser you can leave the zoom meeting again.

See you all in zoom next week (my first lecture is on Tuesday 19),

Jörg Hoffmann

14.05.2020

Updated Practical Sheet

Dear all,

we have just uploaded a new version of the first practical sheet with amended submission instructions. The MiniZinc files you submit should be called Exercise1.mzn, Exercise2.mzn, Exercise3.mzn, Exercise4.mzn and Exercise5.mzn.

All the best

Sophia

12.05.2020

Lectures

Dear all,

We created a MS Teams Group for the AI Lectures a while ago and have realised that many of you are not members of this group yet. We intend to also use this Group to communicate with you and might start using it to post the links to the lectures (once... Read more

Dear all,

We created a MS Teams Group for the AI Lectures a while ago and have realised that many of you are not members of this group yet. We intend to also use this Group to communicate with you and might start using it to post the links to the lectures (once everyone has their University account). It would hence be great, if you all joined this group! The Registration Code can be found in the Forum: https://fai-forum.cs.uni-saarland.de/t/microsoft-teams-group-for-lectures/981

For the recordings of the lectures: The Materials page now contains links to the Recordings in the "Recorded Lectures" Section.

All the best
Sophia

08.05.2020

Pre-Handouts for Chapters 5, 6, and 7

Dear Students,

the slides for the first 3 chapters I will teach are now also availabe under materials.

To avoid confusion: for the chapters I teach, there are two different sets of slides: (1) pre-handout and (2) post-handout. Before the lecture I upload (1),... Read more

Dear Students,

the slides for the first 3 chapters I will teach are now also availabe under materials.

To avoid confusion: for the chapters I teach, there are two different sets of slides: (1) pre-handout and (2) post-handout. Before the lecture I upload (1), after the lecture I upload (2). This is because I will ask you questions during the lectures; slides (2), but not slides (1), contain the answers.

best,

Jörg

08.05.2020

Tutorial Assignment

Dear students,

We have now assigned the tutorials. If you log in to the CMS you can find your tutorial on the "personal status" page.

Forming Groups
You can now start/proceed forming groups. Please do so by using the forum. All members of a group need to be... Read more

Dear students,

We have now assigned the tutorials. If you log in to the CMS you can find your tutorial on the "personal status" page.

Forming Groups
You can now start/proceed forming groups. Please do so by using the forum. All members of a group need to be in the same tutorial. You do not need to mail the group members to anybody (the tutors or me). Please write them down on the solutions you hand in (as specified on the exercise sheets). You can start working in your new group right away (i.e. on the exercise sheet that is already available).

Changing Tutorials
You can change your tutorial if and only if you find somebody who wants to swap the group with you. So if you want e.g. to be in Tutorial 3 and are in Tutorial 2, please go to the forum and find somebody who is in Tutorial 3 and wants to be in Tutorial 2. Then write a single e-mail per swap to me (Daniel Höller). Please use the following template and put the student you want to swap with in CC:

mail subject:
Changing Tutorials

mail content:
Full Name 1    from    Tutorial A    to    Tutorial B
Full Name 2    from    Tutorial B    to    Tutorial A

Best regards,
Daniel

05.05.2020

First Theoretical Exercise Sheet

Dear all,

The first Theoretical Exercise Sheet will be released after the lecture today. You will have one week (until the 12th of May at 23:59) to upload your solutions to the CMS. From now on, there will be a new sheet released every Tuesday and you will always... Read more

Dear all,

The first Theoretical Exercise Sheet will be released after the lecture today. You will have one week (until the 12th of May at 23:59) to upload your solutions to the CMS. From now on, there will be a new sheet released every Tuesday and you will always have one week to hand in your solutions.

You can work in groups of up to three people (all members of the group must however be assigned to the same tutorial). If you are still looking for submission partners, it is recommended to ask in the forum of the CMS in the category "Student Room".

All the best
Sophia

04.05.2020

Tutorial Preferences

Dear students,

We have updated the tutorial slots so that you now have more options to choose from. Please have a second look, set/update your preferences and make sure that your settings have not been corrupted by the update.

The tutorials will soon be... Read more

Dear students,

We have updated the tutorial slots so that you now have more options to choose from. Please have a second look, set/update your preferences and make sure that your settings have not been corrupted by the update.

The tutorials will soon be assigned, so please make sure to do so as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Daniel

04.05.2020

Technical difficulties for Today┬┤s lecture

Dear all,

my internet connection is stable, but the event got suddenly interrupted and I cannot connect to the new link myself. I will now upload the podcasts for today´s lecture, which I have recorded.

I am very sorry and hope the podcasts help. Please try to... Read more

Dear all,

my internet connection is stable, but the event got suddenly interrupted and I cannot connect to the new link myself. I will now upload the podcasts for today´s lecture, which I have recorded.

I am very sorry and hope the podcasts help. Please try to listen to them until tomorrow when we make another attempt to broadcast the lecture.

all the best

Jana Koehler

 

04.05.2020

new link for current lecture

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https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTk0ZDhhYWQtNTY1OC00NmZhLThkYjEtN2RjODJlMTZlMzIx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2267610027-1ac3-49b6-8641-ccd83ce1b01f%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22369b7a84-7747-4306-b4a2-a69dfb62eca7%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

 

I will resume now as the live stream got interrupted unexpectedly

 

29.04.2020

Link to upcoming lectures by Prof. Koehler added to timetable (May 4 - May 18)

Dear Students,

the links to MS Teams live streams that we use to broadcast the lecture have been added to the timetable that you find under the information section in the CMS.

Please note:

- If you join later you will watch the stream from the beginning.... Read more

Dear Students,

the links to MS Teams live streams that we use to broadcast the lecture have been added to the timetable that you find under the information section in the CMS.

Please note:

- If you join later you will watch the stream from the beginning. There is no possibility to wind forward.

- I will go through the slides and pause after a certain unit of material to allow for questions that you can post in written form in the F&A board. There is no possibility to have an interactive discussion in a live stream.

- Every lecture live stream has its own link.

See you on monday!

28.04.2020

Course Registration

Dear students,

If you have difficulties registering, please contact me (Daniel Höller).

Best regards,
Daniel

22.04.2020

Tutorials next week

Dear students,

like indicated on Monday, we decided to do the tutorials discussing the first (voluntary) theoretical sheet in the lecture slots next Monday/Tuesday. To not collide with the CS department kick-off meeting, we will only start the Monday tutorials at... Read more

Dear students,

like indicated on Monday, we decided to do the tutorials discussing the first (voluntary) theoretical sheet in the lecture slots next Monday/Tuesday. To not collide with the CS department kick-off meeting, we will only start the Monday tutorials at 5pm.

The tutors will post details regarding how to join the MS Teams tutorials sessions in the forum. There will be four tutorials, probably two in parallel on each day. We trust that you will be able to appropriately distribute yourselves across the tutorials, and switch to another tutorial if a session becomes too crowded. To coordinate a bit, I suggest you *like* the post of the tutor that has the code of the MS Teams session that you want to join, so the others get an idea how many want to attend a particular session.

Things will presumably become much easier once the final tutorial groups are settled. Thank you for your understanding!

Best regards,

Daniel

20.04.2020

Microsoft Teams for Lecture/Tutorials & Tutorials about first Theoretical Sheet

Dear students,

yesterday was the deadline for the first (voluntary) theoretical sheet. We want to offer tutorials in which the sheet can be discussed next week, probably making use of the lecture time slots on Monday 4-6pm and Tuesday 2-4pm. Please check the CMS... Read more

Dear students,

yesterday was the deadline for the first (voluntary) theoretical sheet. We want to offer tutorials in which the sheet can be discussed next week, probably making use of the lecture time slots on Monday 4-6pm and Tuesday 2-4pm. Please check the CMS news and the forum regularly to not miss on any update regarding this (make sure to login to the forum once to activate your account).

Over the last few weeks, we were evaluating the options on how to run the lecture given the COVID-19 situation. For the tutorials next week, and probably for the tutorials throughout the course and most of the lectures, we have decided to use Microsoft Teams.

There will be a group in MS Teams which is used for the lecture and a separate group for each tutorial. For the lecture group, we have posted the registration code in the forum (in the MS Teams app, join a team using this code). For the tutorials, we will probably post registration codes, too, later this week (these will only be valid for the first tutorial next week; we will set-up new groups in MS Teams once the final tutorial assignment is done in the first week of May).

Please set-up your student MS Teams account, if you have not already done so, and register for the lecture group.

Best regards,

Daniel

06.04.2020

Information about Lecture and Materials for April Uploaded

Dear Students,

we uploaded slides and a podcast (About This Course) for you in the Information > Materials section where we explain how we will - based on the current state of planning - proceed with this lecture.

We also made available for you 2 lectures if... Read more

Dear Students,

we uploaded slides and a podcast (About This Course) for you in the Information > Materials section where we explain how we will - based on the current state of planning - proceed with this lecture.

We also made available for you 2 lectures if you like to get started with the course. There will also be a voluntary exercise sheet if you want to practice your knowledge. Note that this material is voluntary and will not count for the exam. However, it gives you a good introduction into the field of AI before we resume with the official course program for this semester in May.

All the best and take care

Your AI lecture Team

20.03.2020

Registration is Open and Course will take place in Summer Semester

Dear students,

please register as soon as possible if you intend to attend the AI lecture. The registration deadline is currently set to May 5. Earlier registrations help us to plan the online resources for this course. Tutorial registration ends on May 7.

The... Read more

Dear students,

please register as soon as possible if you intend to attend the AI lecture. The registration deadline is currently set to May 5. Earlier registrations help us to plan the online resources for this course. Tutorial registration ends on May 7.

The official start of the summer term has been postponed to May 4. However, starting from April 6, we will make a few lectures and an assignment sheet available online such that you can begin working. The sheets will be voluntary and you cannot earn extra points towards exam admission, following the faculty guideline.

Looking forward to work with you!

Prof. Jana Koehler

Prof. Jörg Hoffmann

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