AAAI Publications, Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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A.I. as an Introduction to Research Methods in Computer Science
Raghuram Ramanujan

Last modified: 2016-03-05


While many computer science programs offer courses on research methods, such classes typically tend to be aimed at graduate students. In this paper, we propose a novel means for introducing undergraduate students to research experiences in computer science — via an introductory Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) course. Students explore the content areas typically covered in an upper-level A.I. course (heuristic search, constraint satisfaction, game-playing etc.), while also learning about the mechanics of how empirical research is conducted in this field.

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