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Seminar on “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”

Seminar on “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”

A seminar on “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” was organized by the Department of Computer Science, Union Christian College, Aluva on 15thMarch 2024 for all the third and second year B.Sc Computer Science students. Mr. Nithin S, IT Engineer, IPCS Kochiwas the resource person.The programme started at 10.30pm on 15thMarch 2024. Dr. Asha Das, Head of the Department, introduced the resource person and welcomed him. In the technical session. Mr. Nithin S talked about the following topics:

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Brief history of AI

Applications of AI in various fields

Introduction to Machine Learning

What is Machine Learning?

Types of Machine Learning (Supervised, Unsupervised, Reinforcement Learning)

Basic concepts: Features, Labels, Training Data, Testing Data

Supervised Learning

Overview of Supervised Learning

Regression: Predicting continuous values

Classification: Predicting categories

Algorithms: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, k-Nearest Neighbors, Support Vector Machines

Unsupervised Learning

Overview of Unsupervised Learning

Clustering: Grouping similar data points

Dimensionality Reduction: Feature extraction and selection

Algorithms: K-Means Clustering, Hierarchical Clustering, Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Introduction to Neural Networks

Basic structure of artificial neurons

Feedforward Neural Networks

Activation functions

Training Neural Networks: Backpropagation

Deep Learning

Introduction to Deep Learning

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) for image data

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) for sequential data

Applications of Deep Learning

Natural Language Processing

Computer Vision



Autonomous vehicles


Future Directions and Challenges

Current trends in AI and Machine Learning

Challenges and limitations

Potential breakthroughs and advancements


Participants gained a better understanding of the importance of artificial intelligence and its current trends. The seminar equipped the participants with the knowledge and skills required to implement effective cybersecurity measures and defend against cyber threats. The session was quite interesting and interactive.At the end of the session, students shared their feedback on the session. Dr. Asha Das proposed the vote of thanks and the seminar came to an end at 2.30pm.


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