• Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Birkbeck, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
University of Pennsylvania Featured Masters Courses
Nottingham Trent University Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
Centre for Digital Media Featured Masters Courses
Newcastle University Featured Masters Courses

Artificial Intelligence


Course Description

The Master Artificial Intelligence is a one-year master course that leads to the title Master of Science (MSc). The course is rather intensive and requires sufficient knowledge to be acquired. Since the course is one year only, the requirements are rather severe, but the guidance is strict. In particular the system of project-centered education is an asset. Artificial intelligence (AI) focuses on the development of systems that perform tasks generally acknowledged to require intelligence. In its weak form, AI (i.e., “weak AI”) succeeded in enhancing the capabilities of computers by creating programs that can reason (e.g., chess programs, planning software), learn from examples (e.g., image-recognition programs, data-mining applications), or operate autonomously (e.g., single or multiagent systems). Strong AI claims that ultimately computers can be made to think both at and beyond the level of human beings. This form of AI has not been successful yet because the notions of thinking and reasoning are still poorly understood. Fundamental AI research focuses on issues such as the analogons of thinking and vision in situated agents, i.e., simple robots or autonomous agents operating in a realistic environment. Taken together, the weak and strong forms of AI face the challenge to develop smarter, more flexible, and more efficient computational devices ranging from desktop and laptop PC’s to portable wireless handhelds, PDA’s, and embedded devices.

The Master programme Artificial Intelligence covers a range of subjects emphasizing the following eight research topics:
(1) intelligent techniques for solving board games (e.g., chess and Go),
(2) intelligent techniques for controlling virtual characters (Game AI) in commercial computer games,
(3) agent technology for coordinating and controlling single and multiple agents,
(4) formal techniques for knowledge representation and reasoning in agents,
(5) machine learning to learn from examples in various domains
(6) situated agents to study the nature of low-level thinking processes,
(7) knowledge management to facilitate the exchange and distribution of knowledge among human and artificial agents,
(8) techniques and methods for knowledge retrieval.

The members of the teaching staff are actively involved in one or more of the eight research topics. As a result, the educational contents of the courses relate directly to the research performed.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Maastricht University
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X