Fundamentals Of Artificial Intelligence

By Prof. Shyamanta M. Hazarika   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 10621
What does automatic scheduling or autonomous driving have in common with web search, speech recognition, and machine translation? These are complex real-world problems that span across various practices of engineering! Aim of artificial intelligence (AI) is to tackle these problems with rigorous mathematical tools. The objective of this course is to present an overview of the principles and practices of AI to address such complex real-world problems. The course is designed to develop a basic understanding of problem solving, knowledge representation, reasoning and learning methods of AI.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Final Year B.Tech; M.Tech and PhD

PREREQUISITES:          Basic Course in Probability and Linear Algebra
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Robotics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:    AI and Problem Solving by Search
Week 2:    Problem Solving by Search
Week 3:    Problem Solving by Search
Week 4:    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Week 5:    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Week 6:    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Week 7:    Reasoning under Uncertainty
Week 8:    Planning
Week 9:    Planning and Decision Making 
Week 10:  Machine Learning
Week 11:  Machine Learning
Week 12:  Machine Learning

Books and references

  1. Patrick Henry Winston, Artificial Intelligence, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2004. 
  2. Nils J Nilsson, Principles of Artificial Intelligence, Illustrated Reprint Edition, Springer Heidelberg, 2014.
  3. Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3rd Edition, PHI 2009. 
  4. Nils J. Nilsson, Quest for Artificial Intelligence, First Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2010. 

Instructor bio

Prof. Shyamanta M. Hazarika

IIT Guwahati
Shyamanta M Hazarika is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Guwahati and leads the Biomimetic Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Lab. His research interest is in Rehabilitation Robotics. This translates into interest in Artificial Intelligence, Biomimetic Robotics and Robotic Neurorehabilitation. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, he was with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tezpur University. He has been a Vertretungsprofessur of Cognitive Systems and NeuroInformatics, University of Bremen, Germany. Prof. Hazarika holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India; M.Tech. in Robotics from Center for Robotics, IIT Kanpur, India. He completed his PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning) from School of Computing, University of Leeds, England.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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