Do I need to use my own laptop for AI? This is definitely recommended. For many assignments in practical work (like programming) and writing (like reports) your own laptop is indispensable, in particular because you also want to work at home. From an earlier study (Fall 2016), it appeared that more than 90% of our students own a laptop and that from these students, 90% prefers to use it for AI-related work.
Our Faculty has explored possibilities to reduce the number of PC computers and increase the number of BYOD workplaces (Bring Your Own Device). However, it is not compulsory to BYOD; there are computer rooms available where you can work on Faculty computers. These rooms and computers are regularly occupied. Surely the new Social Sciences building - Maria Montessori building - that is still under construction but where we will move to during the academic year 2020-2021, will have all new and novel installations.
What are the necessary specifications for a laptop? Computer hardware should not be older than three years to suffice for AI Bachelor course practicals. Example system specifications are: Intel core i5 processor, 8GB Ram, SSD or physical hard drive. The operating system can be either Windows 10, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu 16) or Mac OSX.