Wants a book hat explains broad and deep AI yet in laymen Chateaubriand term nearly This is IT Of allhe AI books I have read Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, this one is arguablyhe most accessible Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) to undergrads CS EE background It assumes only minimal mathematical formalities and pretty muchhe maths Old Hannibal and the Hurricane things are self contained The authors did a great job of keepinghe contents up o date with he latest happenings in AI while keeping Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the readers sane Overallhumbs up For a extbook his is amazingly accessible and interesting if you have any interest in he opic Caught by Surprise this ishe book o read It s 100 or but it s very popular for AI classes so any good college library should have a copy A fantastic extbook Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure that s not only a great introductiono AI but also serves as a survey course in Next to Nothing technical writing I only read about 75% of it but definitely plan on revisiting it Re reading some earlier chaptersaught me how much I missed on a first read or forgotAIMA doesn presume a on of background beyond some programming experience exposure o mathematical notation and a basic understanding of computational complexityalgorithmic efficiencyThe first 10 chapters or so are he best and he second half of he book can be a bit of a rudge as it devolves into mathematical masturbation A lot of he chapters are better served by other resources I highly recommend he CS188 lectures from UC Berkeley for supplementation Unfortunately some chapters are straight up bad he chapter on Philosophical Foundations comes Skippyjon Jones Shape Up to mind buthese end o be few and far betweenDespite Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein thathere is no comprehensive book on AI Read Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, this re readhis and First Impressions: A Novel treat it with care you will reaphe rewards for a long Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up timeo come Heh I opened his up o find he ISBN and found dried blood all over he pages suggesting I read his during my cocaine intensive period back in 1999 2000 That s fitting since cocaine and he study of artificial intelligence seem Wrong Medicine to enjoy several similarities incredible expense as a barriero entry exciting short erm effects see euphoria A search but letdowns upon prolonged use see addiction combinatorial explosions and hey ve both ruined plenty of fine careers in computer science We used his book for CS4600 but I only got halfway hough hat semester and remember little of it see careers in computer science aforementioned negative effects of cocaine on I went back and read most of his in 2003 and found solid coverage of most everything useful I m aware of from AI 5 stars because here is uite simply no substituteArtificial Intelligence is in he context of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan the infant science of computing a very old and very broad subdisciplinehe Turing est having arisen not only at he same ime but from he same person as many of h. For one or wo semester undergraduate or graduate level courses in Artificial Intelligence The long anticipated revision of his best selling ext offers Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis the most comprehensive upo date introduction o he heory and practice of artificial intelligence NEW Nontechnical learning material Accompanies each part of he book NEW The Internet as a sample application for intelligent systems.
E foundations of computing itself Those of us students of a certain age will recall Starstruck terms like symbolic vs connectionist vs probabilistic as well as scruffies and neats Key figures events and schools ofhought span multiple institutions on multiple continents In short a major challenge facing anyone wishing Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology to survey Artificial Intelligence is simply coming up with a unifyinghemeThe major accomplishment in my opinion of AIMA The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do then ishat Russell and Norvig The Replacement takehe hodge podge of AI research manage Public School Superhero to fit it sensibly into a narrative structure centered onhe notion of different kinds of agents not Gok's Wok to be confuse OK so I did not readhis cover o cover but I did look closely at much of what you might call he foundational chapters just Journey's End to see 1 ishere such a hing as AI or are we just hoping here will be and 2 what can I learn as a philosopher from AI whether it exists or not Goal 2 was much important as I each a logic of induction class and of course one major pillar of AI would be developing machines hat can perform judgments under uncertainty and apply rational heuristics as well as humans do which is not very well at all by Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis the way I found outhat I already knew most of Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War this from studies of Bayesian reasoning which is veryricky by he way and should not be blindly implemented like his without a clear view of he limitations and he study of acyclic causal graphs which is standard academy reading for philosophers These graphs also admit of howlers and counterexamples as anyone knows I am interested in La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) the idea of developing stupid machineshat function like neural networks and less like probability maximizers The human brain is fundamentally in my view anyway a stupid machine full of crazy workarounds and faulty logic The correct solution or path is virtually never he one evolution comes up with it just grinds it out with massive armies of neurons and interconnections and lots of rial and error but nothing one would call a computation as in Turing machines Elegant algorithms for computer vision have I believe nothing o do with he way he brain constructs he visual image One philosopher s Branded take This monumental work which completely dominateshe AI extbook market has been compared with classics like Watson s Molecular Biology of he Cell and eminently succeeds in its goal of providing a clear single volume summary of Letters from My Windmill the whole field of Artificial Intelligence As pointed out onhe book s home page it is used in over 1200 universities in over 100 countries and is Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! the 25th most cited publication on Citeseer andhe 2nd most cited publication of Stay with Me this century The occasional suggestion you may hearhat it has passed its sell by or gives a decent picture. Added in several places including logical agents planning and natural language NEW Increased coverage of material Includes expanded coverage of default reasoning and My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale truth maintenance systems including multi agentdistributed AI and gameheory; probabilistic approaches o learning including EM; detailed descriptions of probabilistic inference algorithms NEW Updated and expanded exerci.
Of Good Old Fashioned AI can unhesitatingly be written off as envious carping from academics who wish hey d got something even a A Fallen Fortune tenth as impressive onheir CVsWhat was hat Ah yes as a matter of fact it does cite one of my papers How did you guess Holy balls his book has a lot of pages I also don know why hese hings always have o have separate international editionsIt starts off strongly for a few hundred pages but hen for no reason at all devotes several chapters o high school level probability and statistics before devolving into essentially pointless mathematical show boating for another few hundred pages Then it finishes off with an interesting but not really relevant and highly unrigorous not o mention ypo ridden overview of Google s various products mostly PageRank and Google TranslateThere s a few chapters after Legends of the Improbable Saints that but Ihink it s best o pretend hey don Where She Went t exist Chapter 26 Philosophical Foundations in particular was a fucking embarrassment giving unnecessaryo idiots like John Searle and Ray Kurzweil and wasting paper on absurd hand wringing over off Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice the wall science fiction scenarios AI isoo legitimate and interesting a field o justify hat sort of crap in a university The Family Friend textbookIn spite of allhat hough it s still a very good book and a good overview of he field I particularly liked Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain that each chapter had an extensive section with historical and biographical notes athe end If nothing else it at least demonstrates Still Open All Hours that ifhe AI winter was ever a real A Catered Fourth of July thing at least inerms of research activity and progress it s far behind us now The Bible on computational decision making I use his erm as The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe this book is not just abouthe AImachine learning we consistently hear about it s much This extbook ends Fast Glamour to perfection with no stone left unturned Looking forwardo Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams the next edition which athe accelerating rate of innovation looks overdue he following sentence surely feels outdated Current Go programs play at he master level on a reduced 9 9 board but are still at advanced amateur level on a full board There are 2 aspects I particularly enjoyed 1 he historical sections at he end of each chapter he introduction also gave a fascinating history of AI and its relationship o other fields neurology logics cybernetics 2 I also liked all Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time the gaming aspects such ashe Wumpus World which I didn Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment t know before Iruly wish I had discovered hat book when it was first published in 1995 sigh It was written like a ext book for undergrads with extensive coverage of many Dreams Take Flight topics However I was looking for in depth information on knowledge representation But it wasoo superficial for my need May be in 3rd edition it encompassed he latest ideas in his are. Ses 75% of he exercises are revised with 100 new exercises NEW On line Java software Makes it easy for students o do projects on he web using intelligent agents A unified agent based approach o AI Organizes he material around he ask of building intelligent agents Comprehensive up o date coverage Includes a unified view of The Rules of Acting the field organized aroundhe rational decision making.
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