Notes and Reading - Lecture #8

Lecture #8 looked at more complex decision making than we talked about in Lecture #5, in particular we looked at sequential decision making.


Notes are available in two formats:

We also have notes taken by our official scribe.


The lecture covered material from Chapter 17, especially Sections 17.1, 17.2 (but not 17.2.3), 17.3 and 17.4.1.

A great paper on these kinds of techniques is:

C. Boutilier, T. Dean and S. Hanks, Decision-Theoretic Planning: Structural Assumptions and Computational Leverage, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 11 (1999) 1-94.
which covers, in detail, much more than we had a chance to go through in the class.