During your AI programme, you will study core subjects like mathematics, neuroscience and computer science, as well as topics from psychology, logic, linguistics and philosophy. With this knowledge, you will develop computer models of the human cognition as well as intelligent computer programmes that are able to execute tasks autonomously.
In the first year of the programme you will develop your basic AI skills. You will study computing science, mathematics, robotics, psychology, and logic. You will also learn skills and techniques to conduct research, including statistics and how to design an experiment. Furthermore, you will be heavily involved in modelling human thought processes in the computer. Making computer programs smarter, and thus user-friendly, is an important topic as well.
In the second and third years, you will explore both the brain and the computer in greater depth. You will deepen your knowledge of programming, mathematics, statistics, and modelling skills. For example, you will be introduced to neural networks: models of cognitive functions such as memory, observation, learning, and language. This exploration of the brain and technology will raise many questions on ethics and views of humanity. In the third year, you can personalise your programme by selecting elective courses (24 EC). Finally, your Bachelor’s thesis will involve developing and conducting your own research project.
A short-term learning period that generally covers one (learning) topic.
A form of lecture in which information is presented verbally by one or more lecturers.
Collecting (new) information in order to increase knowledge.
A lesson in which the students don't only listen, but in which students also practice practically.
A form of a lecture in which the student works under supervision on learning assignments, usually in a group setting.