Knowledge-Based AI: Cognitive Systems

Knowledge-Based AI: Cognitive Systems

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Unit 1: Introduction to KBAI and Cognitive Systems.

- Where Knowledge-Based AI fits into AI as a whole- Cognitive systems: what are they?- AI and cognition: how are they connected?

Unit 2: Fundamentals

- Semantic Networks- Generate & Test- Means-Ends Analysis- Problem Reduction- Production Systems

Unit 3: Common Sense Reasoning

- Frames- Understanding- Common Sense Reasoning- Scripts

Unit 4: Planning

- Logic- Planning

Unit 5: Learning

- Learning by Recording Cases- Incremental Concept Learning- Classification- Version Spaces & Discrimination Trees

Unit 6: Analogical Reasoning

- Case-Based Reasoning- Explanation-Based Learning- Analogical Reasoning

Unit 7: Visuospatial Reasoning

- Constraint Propagation- Visuospatial Reasoning

Unit 8: Design & Creativity

- Configuration- Diagnosis- Design- Creativity

Unit 9: Metacognition

- Learning by Correcting Mistakes- Meta-Reasoning- AI Ethics




  • Ashok Goel - Ashok Goel is a professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Georgia Tech in the School of Interactive Computing. His lab, the Design & Intelligence Lab, is at the forefront of conducting research into computational design, discovery, and creativity. The goals of his research are to understand human creativity in conceptual design of complex systems as well as scientific problem solving, to develop interactive tools for aiding people in such creative tasks, and to invent computational systems that are themselves creative.


The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech or GT, is a co-educational public research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is part of the wider University System of Georgia network. Georgia Tech has offices in Savannah (Georgia, USA), Metz (France), Athlone (Ireland), Shanghai (China), and Singapore.

Georgia Tech's reputation is built on its engineering and computer science programmes, which are among the best in the world5,6. The range of courses on offer is complemented by programmes in the sciences, architecture, humanities and management.


Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.

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