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Need help to start my project in AI

Postby khaled » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:06 am

Hey,

I am doing a project for google science fair about machine learning,but I don't really know where to start so I which someone could lead me to a starting point.
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Project Question: I am working with a friend of mine on a Google science fair project.We have two ideas(machine learning and computer vision).We know how to do everything but we need someone to guide us to a starting point.And tell us what to read and search in for our background research.
Project Due Date: over 4 months
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby barretttomlinson » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:19 am

Hi,

You might find useful information in this Science Buddies career info on bioinformatics:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... c001.shtml

Here is a Science Buddies project idea on building a program to play Tic Tac Toe:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p014.shtml

Here are other projects on building computer games:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p?ia=Games

Here are some descriptions of student machine learning projects done at Standford University:

http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs229/projects2008.html

http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs229/projects2009.html

Here are some project ideas and data sets from Carnegie Mellon University:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~guestrin/Class/1 ... jects.html

Another project idea site:

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~evs/ml/othello.html

You might be interested in investigating Neural Networks, programs that deduce answers from datasets using unsupervised learning:

http://www.learnartificialneuralnetworks.com/

http://www.autonlab.org/tutorials/neural13.pdf

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-neural/

http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~nd/surprise_96 ... eport.html

I think these resources should be enough to get you started at various levels from entry to college level. If you have access to a college or university library it might pay to visit the computer science or engineering sections of those libraries. There are a lot of journals and textbooks devoted to this topic. It is both an active and interesting field to explore!! The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) publishes a lot of journals and books in this area:

http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/index.html


Good ludk and have fun!

Best regards,

Barrett L Tomlinson
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Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby hhemken » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:46 am

khaled,

Do you have any initial brainstorming ideas of what sorts of things you might want to do?

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Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby khaled » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:35 pm

Not really actually i need someone to guide me to what i really need.
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Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:51 pm
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Project Question: I am working with a friend of mine on a Google science fair project.We have two ideas(machine learning and computer vision).We know how to do everything but we need someone to guide us to a starting point.And tell us what to read and search in for our background research.
Project Due Date: over 4 months
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby hhemken » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:58 pm

khaled,

Have you looked through the links Barrett mentioned above? What are your software development skills and/or interests? Do you have a hobby, side business, or other activity that might benefit from a bit of artificial intelligence? Do you have some complicated data (and lots of it, preferably) that you think could use some AI to make sense out of it? Do you want to do something with electronics (you'd have to be willing to spend money).

Your first step is to do some brainstorming. Projects come out best when the main person is passionate and committed to reaching an endpoint because it meets some highly desirable goal. Try googling terms like these:

how to brainstorm
brainstorming techniques
brainstorming science fair projects

Brainstorming is in essence fairly easy. Get a notebook and pen and just start writing interesting phrases related to AI, and develop the ones you like best. "Develop" just means to write even more interesting phrases about the good ones. This will do two things, 1) help you find ideas, and 2) help you put ideas aside, which is just as important. Every few minutes copy the surviving ideas to another sheet of paper and keep going. If you can do this in the presence of one or a few trusted friends, you'll go even farther, faster.

Try going to freshmeat.net and searching for "artificial intelligence." That will give you some ideas and you'll be able to download some programs that have to do with AI. Playing with them will give you even more ideas. Another source of open source software is sf.net.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck!

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Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby khaled » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:33 am

thnx so much for ur help i will take by ur advices advises and hope that it get more clear again thnx very much.
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Project Due Date: over 4 months
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: Need help to start my project in AI

Postby vegita » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:26 am

Get a paper from ieee, and start researching it. This is the best way to start
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