You are to choose a topic that involves AI techniques that allow the computer to learn. You can either focus on a type of application and the AI techniques that would be useful, or concentrate on a technique and find relevant applications for it.
These techniques include Artificial Neural Nets, genetic algorithms, genetic programs, some categories of intelligent agents, robot learning, swarm intelligence, and many hybrid systems. Any technique is OK as long as the computer learns from its mistakes.
Once you have chosen your application/technique, you need to do research to discover how it actually works and the types of problems that the technique can solve. If practical, try to find and/or write a couple of sample programs, to illustrate the technique’s strengths and weaknesses. Your final report should also consider future applications for this technique.
You should submit a report proposal by midnight of October 23. You should discuss your intended area of study, the resources that you intend to read, and what you are going to submit. The proposal is expected to be one or two pages long. The instructor will check the proposal to make sure that it is suitable and possibly suggest additional resources that you could read