Introduction to artificial intelligence programming

Georg Trogemann, Christian Heck.
Basic seminar Category Material | Sculpture | Code.
Winter semester 2018/19, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Filzengraben 8-10, Experimental Computer Science.

Google’s Deep Dream algorithm, the Cambridge Analytica case, the fatal UBER accident of a self-driving car. These are just three examples of artificial intelligence that have been widely reported in the press. Discussions on AI are associated with terms such as deep learning, neural networks or technological singularity. Can one understand the core of the underlying processes without prior knowledge within one semester? Yes, one can! The seminar will give a very elementary introduction to the subsymbolic AI of the neural networks and their programming. We do not assume any mathematical knowledge or programming experience. The goal is that at the end student has created a program that generates images according to the principle of the Deep Dream algorithm. Above all, the aim is to develop critical faculties and to understand the possibilities, limits and dangers of this technology.

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