[Bloominglabs-announce] AI course

Jenett Tillotson jtillots at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 20:00:26 EST 2014

So it looks like Thursday night is the night everyone can meet. Note,
Bloominglabs currently has a microprocessor group that meets on Thursdays
nights, but that's going to either be moved to a different night, or I
think we can figure out how both groups can use the space pretty easily.

We will meet for the first time on Thursday, January 30th, at 6:30pm at
Bloominglabs. This will be an organizational meeting where we will discuss
what each of us want to get out of the course, what topics we will cover,
and which weeks we will meet. We will meet for 10 more weeks after that,
skipping weeks here and there, but going no later than May 1st.

Come on Thursday with a list of topics you would like to cover, any papers
you would like to discuss, or any projects you have in mind. Please bring
$25 if you are a member at $125 if you are not a member to the first day of

Please feel free to spread this around.


On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Jenett Tillotson <jtillots at gmail.com>wrote:

> We are going to be holding a course on Artificial Intelligence at
> Bloominglabs. This course will be a rigorous, college level course that
> will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9pm for 10 weeks. I will
> be teaching the course, and I have expertise in many areas of AI,
> particularly neural nets and genetic algorithms. We will charge $25 for the
> course for Bloominglabs members and $125 for non-members. That's $5 an hour
> for college-level instruction in AI. It's a great deal!
> I will rely heavily on the lectures from an AI course at Berkeley:
> http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs188/fa11/lectures.html
> This course uses Russell and Norvig's book "Artificial Intelligence: A
> Modern Approach" which you can find on amazon here:
> http://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Intelligence-Modern-Approach-Edition/dp/0136042597
> This is an excellent textbook and I will make a copy of the second edition
> available at Bloominglabs during the course.
> Prerequisites are:
> * Some ability to program. You will be free to complete the assignments in
> any language you prefer. Note, my expertise is in C, and I will be most
> likely use C to demonstrate the concepts in this course.
> You will be expected to:
> * Attend class
> * Review online materials for each class that I would like people to skim
> before coming to class
> There will be homeworks which will not be required, but will help your
> understanding of the course if you do them.
> Feel to email contact @ bloominglabs.org with any questions.
> Jenett
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