CS 4701 - Practicum in Artificial Intelligence

General Information

Practicum course associated with CS 4700 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence.

Probably the only practicum course that you can sometimes forget that you’re taking.


CS 4700 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (or corequisite)

Topics Covered

  • Anything you want, related to AI


One project, on whatever you want. You can do as much or as little work as you want. You’ll probably still get an A+, though.

General Advice

If you’re pursuing the AI vector, it’s required.

Note that the scheduled section only actually meets on the first week.

Pay close attention to who’s teaching it. When taught by Hod Lipson, this was a more structured practicum course, with proposals, code reviews, and weekly reports.

With Bart Selman, this qualified as a “course” in the loosest sense of the word.


Having taken it with Selman, here is all the work I did for this course, and the approximate time I spent on it.

  • Wrote proposal: 1 hour (also, I never received my proposal back)
  • Wrote project: 8 hours
  • Created report and presentation: 6 hours
  • Gave presentation: 0.5 hours And yes, I did receive an A+.

(Also, if you think I had it easy, my partner did 0 hours of work and also received an A+.)

This is not an intense practicum course.

Past Offerings

Semester Time Professor Median Grade Course Page
Fall 2011 T 3:35 - 4:25 Hod Lipson  ? http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs4701/2011fa/
Fall 2012 T 3:35 - 4:25 Bart Selman  ? http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs4701/2012fa/


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