University of Kuopio

Department of Computer Science


TEK: Tekoäly / Artificial Intelligence

This is the home page of the aforementioned course for the 2nd quarter of the academic year 2009-10. Its contents evolve as its lectures progress. Contact its lecturer prof. Matti Nykänen for further information.

This course will be given in English whenever there are foreigners in its audience. Hence all material will also be in English.

1. Grading

1.1. Passing the course by final exam or its re-take soon after the lectures:

Passing the course with the lowest grade 1/5 requires at least 1/2 of the total exam points. Higher grades accumulate linearly so that the highest grade 5/5 requires 5/6 of the total exam points.

These exams cover the material discussed in the lectures and exercises.

Exercises are optional, but solving them gives extra points, which are added on top of your exam points before grading. Their maximum is 1/5 of the total exam points. These extra points accumulate linearly based on the number of exercises reported as solved in the exercise groups.

1.2. Passing the course in a later general exam session:

Passing and grading are determined as above. However, any extra exercise points accumulated during the lectures are no longer taken into account, just the exam score itself.

These exams cover the course book chapters on which the lectures were based.

2. Material

These lectures are based on selected topics from the course book Russell, Stuart & Norvig, Peter: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 2nd Ed. (Prentice Hall, 2003). The corresponding chapters of the book are 1-4.2, 4.5-4.6, 6-7.5, 7.7-9.2 and 9.5-10.3.

You can fetch a discount coupon to its publisher's web store from the door of the department office.

The current lectures and exercises will appear into the timetable below at the end of each lecture week.

The previous lecture materials in Finnish from years 2008 and 2003 are also available. Note, however, that the exams will be based on the current lecture material in English.

3. Timetable

Lectures and exercise groups are held by prof. Matti Nykänen.

The exact times and places within each week are in the Wossikka system.
Week Agenda
45/09 Lectures started. This week's lectures. Next week's exercises.
46/09 Exercises start too. Note the following changes to the originally announced schedule:
  • The exercise session is on Friday at 8:15-10:00 (instead of Tuesday). The room is Tietoteknia 1037.
  • The second lecture follows immediately after this changed exercise session (instead of Wednesday) in the same room.
This week's lectures. Next week's exercises, and a solution sketch for exercise question 1.
47/09 This week's lectures. Next week's exercises.
48/09 This week's lectures. Next week's exercises.
49/09 This week's lectures. Next week's exercises, and a solution sketch for exercise question 1.
50/09 This week's lectures. Next week's exercises, and solution sketches for exercise questions 4-6.
51/09 This week's lectures. The exercises for week 02/10, and solution sketches for exercise questions 1-5.

And Season's Greetings to everyone!

02/10 This week's lectures. The exercises for next week.
03/10 Last lecture and exercise week. This week's lectures. Table of Contents to all lectures.

There was an extra lecture on Thursday at 12 in room MT2, to account for the cancellations on week 51.

04/10 The final exam. Its results have now been posted on the billboard at the department and added into the Oodi registry.
09/10 The re-take exam.


Department of Computer Science
University of Kuopio

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