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You can use this lesson, Artificial Intelligence: An Overview (.ppt/222KB) to introduce and discuss intelligence, artificial intelligence, and computing.

  1. Pre-requisites:
    1. Data Structures and Algorithms
    2. Object Oriented Programming

  2. Objectives:
    • Introduce intelligence
    • Introduce the different ways of computing.
    • Introduce the achievements of artificial intelligence.
    • Introduce the techniques of artificial intelligence.
    • Instill an interest in intelligence and in artificial intelligence.

  3. Students can be encouraged to indulge in discussions about intelligence (their intelligence and of the world around them), Computer Science—its limitations, its power and its ubiquity.

  4. Small programs demonstrating heuristic search, for example in the game of chess, can be developed. The same program can be enhanced with knowledge in patterns of chess play.