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This is the site for 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2012, with Professor Patrick Winston.
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== '''Welcome to the 2014 Edition of 6.034'''==
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In the fall semester of 2012, 6.034 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11.
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* [http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.034f/2014polls/FrancisChen.pdf Francis Chen's confidence survey, Executive Summary] 
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We are holding final review sessions this Thursday and Friday, 11am-3pm in 34-301.  There will be one hour for each of the eight core topics, following [[Office_Hours#Final_Review_Sessions | this schedule]].
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Contents

Welcome to the 2014 Edition of 6.034

Road map:

To see how 6.034 outcomes relate to the outcomes of other subjects in the Course 6 curriculum, see the graphical display in the 6.034 Curricular Goals Map

Logistical stuff:

Reference stuff:

  • Labs (also known as "problem sets")

2014 Surveys:




News

9 December 2014

We are holding final review sessions this Thursday and Friday, 11am-3pm in 34-301. There will be one hour for each of the eight core topics, following this schedule.

7 December 2014

We have released the promised grade calculator. See reference stuff above.

5 December 2014

Quiz 4 will be returned in tutorials next Monday and Tuesday. Alternatively, you can pick up your quiz from Prof. Winston's office when he is in. Thresholds are:

Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Problem 1: Adaboost ≥ 45 ≥ 41 ≥ 36
Problem 2: Bayesian Inference ≥ 45 ≥ 42 ≥ 36
Total ≥ 90 ≥ 83 ≥ 72


Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Spiritual and right-now ≥ 5 ≥4 ≥3

11 November 2014

Quiz 3 will be returned in tutorials next Monday and Tuesday. Alternatively, you can pick up your quiz from Prof. Winston's office. Thresholds are:

Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Problem 1: Neural nets ≥ 43 ≥ 38 ≥32
Problem 2: Support vector machines ≥45 ≥41 ≥35
Total ≥ 88 ≥79 ≥67


Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Spiritual and right-now ≥ 5 ≥4 ≥3

19 October 2014

Quiz 2 will be returned in tutorials on Monday and Tuesday. Thresholds are:

Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Problem 1: Nearest neighbors & identification trees ≥ 45 ≥40 ≥35
Problem 2: Constraint satisfaction problems ≥43 ≥37 ≥31
Total ≥ 88 ≥77 ≥66


Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Spiritual and right-now ≥ 5 ≥4 ≥3

12 October 2014

Some students have asked where to find solutions to the first quiz. Solutions to this year's exams are made available in the quiz archive, along with the previous year's exams. In particular, here are the solutions to the first quiz: [1] .

8 October 2014

As was announced in lecture, there will be no tutorials next week. In place of tutorials on Tuesday, October 14, there will be office hours from 10 AM to 9 PM. Details can be found on the Office Hours page.

There will be no office hours on Wednesday, October 15 due to quiz grading.

2 October 2014

A new, Java 8, version of the Demonstration package has just been released. See Demonstrations, above.

28 September 2014

Quiz 1 will be returned in tutorials on Monday and Tuesday. Thresholds are:

Thorough understandingAdequate understanding Needs work
Problem 1: Rule-based systems ≥ 35 ≥30 ≥25
Problem 2: Search ≥52 ≥46 ≥38
Total ≥ 87 ≥76 ≥63

23 September 2014

Note that there is an in-class examination on Friday, 26 September. If your family name is in the A-L range, you will take the exam in Walker, 50-340. Else, you will take it in 10-250.

18 September 2014

The final has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, 9:00 to 12:00 noon in Johnson-Track.

3 September 2014

Next lecture is Monday, 8 September (no class on Friday, 5 September). Tutorials begin on Monday. If you have not filled out a tutorial availability form, fetch one from the plastic bin outside Professor Winston's office (32-251), fill it out, and put it back in marked place.

Rules of engagement are now explained in Frequently asked questions.


If you wish to take the subject, but have not yet signed up, please go through the add ritual as soon as practicable, so we can ask the department for more help.

June 2014

In the fall semester of 2014, 6.034 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11. Most, but not all of Professor Winston's lectures will be on Monday and Wednesday. On many, but not all Fridays, you will learn about what is happening in the field right now from someone who is doing work right now in an area related to the Monday and Wednesday lectures.

Examinations will cover material from the traditional lectures as well as the right-now lectures. It will be extremely difficult to field questions on the right-now material if you do not attend the right-now lectures because the material is not yet in textbooks or, in many cases, published papers.

Tutorials will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday. On the first day of class, you will fill out a form that will enable us to assign you to a tutorial.

There are no recitations.

6.034 is no longer offered in the spring term.

More details will emerge during the first lecture on Wednesday, 3 September 2014.

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