GE2340 - Artificial Intelligence – Past, Present, and Future

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This AI course is suitable for both technical and non-technical students alike.  It aims to firstly provide an overall view of what is AI, its developments over the past decades, its current trends, and a look at potential future directions.  It will cover impact of AI to society and business.  Through case studies, students gain a better insight on different AI technologies and how they can be used to address a wide range of social and business needs.  The course will broaden students' understanding of current state-of-the-art in AI and future trends, as well as how various needs of different industries can be addressed through innovative use of AI.  The second objective of this course is to help students become creative innovators in applying “AI first” concepts to solving real-world problems through project-based work.  This course will be useful for students from any discipline and will give insights to the value of AI across industries from a global point of view as well as issues related to their ethical use.  To make this course as widely accessible to as many people as possible from any background, no programming will be required and no prior programming skills are assumed.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
^ For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information


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