CET313 Intelligent Prototype Development :
|Module code:||CET313 Artificial Intelligence|
|Module assessor:||Dr Kate MacFarlane|
|Title of assessment:||Intelligent Prototype Development|
Please read all instructions and information carefully.
This assignment contributes 100% to your final module mark and will assess the following learning outcomes:
- Knowledge of a wide range of AI techniques, which are being applied in industry or research, allowing them to choose and apply the correct AI techniques for the problems which arise.
- Awareness of current and new/future developments in the field of AI and its applications.
- Assess real-world problems and determine which AI approaches are suitable for their solutions
- Apply various AI models and techniques in the solutions of a range of problems, and characterise the expected performance of a model, and compare with other techniques.
You are required to submit your work within the bounds of the University Infringement of Assessment Regulations (see your Programme Guide). Plagiarism, paraphrasing and downloading large amounts of information from external sources, will not be tolerated and will be dealt with severely. Although you should make full use of any source material, which would normally be an occasional sentence and/or paragraph (referenced) followed by your own critical analysis/evaluation. You will receive no marks for work that is not your own. Your work will be subject to checks for originality which can include use of an electronic plagiarism detection service.
- Where you are asked to submit an individual piece of work, the work must be entirely your own. The safety of your assessments is your responsibility. You must not permit another student access to your work.
- Where referencing is required, unless otherwise stated, the Harvard referencing system must be used.
This assignment will involve the development of an ePortfolio of practical work, software planning for an intelligent application prototype and the development of that prototype.
You have been issued with exercises associated with lab work throughout the module and these should be uploaded to your e-Portfolio. Any work, research or planning that you carry out should also be uploaded to your e-Portfolio.
The planning and development of the intelligent application prototype will make use of the knowledge and materials that you have been collecting and uploading to your ePortfolio throughout the module.
Intelligent application prototype in the python programming language:
You may choose one of the following projects:
Project Prototype 1: Pathfinding with Planning and search
Project Prototype 2: Machine learning to solve real world problem.
You have spent class tutorials doing work which could contribute to each of these project areas. You will now fully develop and submit one project prototype. You will be able to extend one of these (or externally sourced) tutorials, but this must contain a significant extension in functionality, and you must clearly identify what is and what is not your work. You will only achieve marks for your own work – if you do not identify any authors the code will be classed as your own and be subject to the same plagiarism rules as any written work.
Note: In order to achieve high marks for this assessment you MUST clearly identify work that goes beyond that covered in lectures.
Introduction (500 words)
The introduction should include a short mission statement for your proposed prototype and should provide a short overview of the contents to-date of your e-Portfolio on Canvas.
Section 1: Prototype Identification and Planning (1,000 words)
Section 1.1 Literature Review on Prototype Identification (700 words)
This section should be a 700-word literature review of your solution identification and software development planning. Suggested themes are – the background of AI, in particular the specialism associated with your chosen prototype development, how similar solutions have been employed and the success or otherwise of these examples.
Section 1.2 Reflection on the Prototype Identification (300 words)
This section should be a 300-word reflection on your experience of your activity at the end of the prototype identification and planning, drawing both from what you learned from the research activity as embodied in the literature review and from what you have learned from practical activities that have been carried out during the module. This is about your experience of the process during this early stage of identifying the scope of your application prototype.
Section 2: Development (1,000 words)
Section 2.1 Developed code and planning documents for prototype (1000-word equivalent)
Your code needs to be developed in the python programming language and submitted as a zip file. You should include a comprehensive set of instructions for the successful execution on your code as well as a short screencast/video of your code running (or a link to the screencast/video if it is too large to include). Any planning diagrams, testing documentation, screenshots of code output should be saved as a PDF and uploaded as part of the same zip file.
Section 3: Evaluation (1,000 words)
Section 3.1 Report on the Evaluation (1000 words)
This section should be a 1000-word report detailing how you evaluated your finished prototype (and any other testing done incrementally). Suggested discussion points include: decision making process, test plans, testing results, alterations suggested by test/evaluation results (both complete and incomplete).
Conclusion (500 words)
This section should be a reflection on the initiation, progress and evolution of your application prototype. You should reflect upon the following, and any other issues that have framed your experience of the development activity:
How has academic theory or practical advice from the sources you have used informed and improved your prototype?
Were there any aspects of developing your prototype that involved you working in new ways or ways that you had not anticipated?
An honest appraisal of your performance and the produced prototype.
Important Note: Application development can be an exciting and dynamic experience, but it is also risky, and the knowledge and skills of successful software developers has often been sharpened by early failure! Every year thousands of project ideas get off the ground, but a significant number of them flounder because development is complex and challenging.
Your reflection should therefore be as balanced as possible, identifying things that went well, but also identifying where things happened that were unexpected, or where problems arose. If you can demonstrate how you learned from mistakes, and went on to do things differently, this kind of reflection is particularly valuable. So, do not be afraid to reflect on things that did not work out as planned.
|Literature Review on Prototype Identification||10 marks|
|Reflection on the Prototype Identification||5 marks|
|Prototype Development and Screencast Demonstration||30 marks|
|Conclusion & References||10 marks|
|ePortfolio Submission (PDF Link)||20 marks|
Your document submission should be provided as a single document in either Word or PDF and uploaded to Canvas by the specified hand-in date, using the assignment submit link provided in the assessment area. Your code should be uploaded in a single zip file. Your portfolio submission PDF should be the form of a single document summarising the contents of your ePortfolio in Canvas and a working link to its contents.
Your report should be accompanied by a reference list using the Harvard style of referencing and should use a good range of sources. To achieve a high mark, you will be expected to cite as least 6 academic references from conference proceedings or journals in your work. This will demonstrate that you have researched your chosen solution in depth.
Submission Date: Tuesday 10th January 2023 by 2pm
|Introduction||You outline your choice of prototype and a basic overview of your e-Portfolio work.||You discuss your chosen prototype and link it well to your e-Portfolio work.||You justify your choice of prototype using your e-Portfolio work as an evaluative argument for your choice|
|0||1 – 2||3 – 4||5|
|Literature Review on Prototype Identification||Basic description of your project choice, but lacking depth of research in the area.||Some discussion of project choice and some links to research in the area.||Good discussion and justification of project choice with clear links to relevant research in the area.||Excellent argument, which justifies project choice with clear links to the latest relevant research in the area.|
|0||1 – 3||3 – 5||5 – 7||7 – 10|
|Reflection on the Prototype Identification||Basic reflection on your experience of the work undertaken.||Good reflection on your experience, which links your assignment and practical tutorial work well.||Strong reflection on both your assignment and practical work and how one has informed the other.|
|0||1 – 2||3 – 4||5|
|Prototype Development||You have developed your code to a basic standard, but some parts may not be fully functional. Your code is not commented.||You have developed your code to a good standard, but a small part may not be function as expected. You have tried to implement something beyond what was delivered in tutorials. You have tried to explain what your code does using comments.||You have developed your code to a high standard, and it functions as expected. It goes beyond the work covered in tutorials. You have tried to explain what your code does using comments.||You have developed your code to an excellent standard evidenced complex work that goes beyond that covered in tutorials and your code is commented to a professional standard.|
|Evaluation and testing report||Basic evaluation of your project, but lacking depth of research in the area.||Some evaluation of project and some links to research in the area.||Good discussion and evaluation of project with clear links to relevant research in the area.||Excellent report, which fully evaluates your work with a range of links to relevant research in the area.|
|Conclusion & References||You have produced a very basic conclusion and some references.||You have produced a good conclusion and some relevant references.||You have produced an excellent conclusion and a range of relevant references.|
|ePortfolio Submission PDF||Your submission includes evidence of some of the tutorial tasks, but some may not be fully operational.||Your submission includes evidence of all tutorial tasks, but some may not be fully operational.||Your submission includes evidence of all tutorial tasks and extension activities. They are all fully operational.|