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UMBC CMSC 471 Spring 2022
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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This undergraduate course provides a general introduction to Artificial Intelligence concepts and techniques. We will cover a good part of the material in our text, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (fourth edition) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, including the agent paradigm in AI systems, problem solving, search, game playing, knowledge representation and reasoning, natural language processing, planning, and machine learning .

Please see this Google doc for UMBC Policies and Resources during COVID-19.

See the about 471 page and the schedule for a more detailed breakdown but be aware that the order and timing is subject to change.

When and Where

  • Synchronous lectures, Tue/Thr 4:00-5:15pm in person in room Public Policy 208


  • I plan to use webex in class to also make the lectures available online
  • Some additional asynchronous lecture material may be available
  • Recorded videos will be saved on Blackboard via Panoptico and should be available within 24 hours
  • We will use GitHub for releasing and submitting assignments
  • We will use Discord for online announcements, questions, and discussion


Tim Finin
Office Hours: Wed .10-11; Thr 9-10 online via webex

Teaching Assistant
Prajna Bhandary
ITE 334
Office Hours: Wed. and Thr. 1:30-3, via Webex or, by arrangement, in ITE 334