Arguing Agents

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMAI001-05
Vaknaam Arguing Agents
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Arguing Agents
Leerdoelen Acquiring knowledge of argumentation as studied in artificial intelligence.
Omschrijving Having an opinion is easy, while defending it can be hard. The history of reflecting about how to best argue for a position and attack another's is rich and goes (at least) back to Greek antiquity. Today the study of argumentation is highly interdisciplinary, including theoretical, computational and application perspectives, and combines insights from logic, computer science and application domains, such as evidential reasoning and law. This course focuses on argumentation as studied in artificial intelligence. Attention is paid to the logic of argument attack, the combination of support and attack, the coherence of positions and uncertainty. It is discussed how developments in computational argumentation can help close the gap between knowledge-based and data-driven artificial intelligence. Special attention is paid to reasoning with evidence and legal decision making. The course consists of a theoretical part discussed in lectures, supported with practical exercises discussed in lab sessions.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. H.B. Verheij
Docent(en) prof. dr. H.B. Verheij
Entreevoorwaarden Mandatory: No prior knowledge is assumed. Please note that the student is expected to have a relevant BSc degree.
Advised: The course presupposes general knowledge and skills of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, including logic, programming, knowledge representation and reasoning.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Artificial Intelligence  (C - Elective Course Units) - semester I a keuze
MSc Artificial Intelligence  (B - Mandatory Course Units Multi-Agent Systems) 1 semester I a verplicht MAS
MSc Computational Cognitive Science  (C - Elective Course Units) - semester I a keuze