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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Second, Enlarged Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Philip C. Jackson Jr.
Can computers think? Can they use reason to develop their own concepts, solve complex problems, play games, understand our languages? This comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence ― the study of how computers can be made to act intelligently ― explores these and other fascinating questions. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence presents an introduction to the science of reasoning processes in computers, and the research approaches ...
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. Number one in its field, this textbook is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Peter Norvig, contributing Artificial Intelligence author and Professor Sebastian Thrun, a Pearson author are offering a free online course ...
Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults
How to raise kids who can handle the real world Today's Generation iY (teens brought up with the Internet) and Homelanders (children born after 9/11) are overexposed to information at an earlier age than ever and paradoxically are underexposed to meaningful relationships and real-life experiences. Artificial Maturity addresses the problem of what to do when parents and teachers mistake children's superficial knowledge for real maturity. The ...
Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
A great building requires a strong foundation. This book teaches basic Artificial Intelligence algorithms such as dimensionality, distance metrics, clustering, error calculation, hill climbing, Nelder Mead, and linear regression. These are not just foundational algorithms for the rest of the series, but are very useful in their own right. The book explains all algorithms using actual numeric calculations that you can perform yourself. ...
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Us Or Replace Us?
Louis A. Del Monte
Louis A Del Monte
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution by Louis A. Del Monte is a warning regarding the threat new artificial intelligence (AI) technology poses to the survival of humankind. Will the future come down to man versus machine, when machines become more intelligent than humans? Will an artificial intelligence robot be your friend or foe? Scientists are working relentlessly at improving AI technology for the benefit of man. Evolved technology is ...
The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862
Hill and Wang
Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental, social, and cultural transformation in the early life of the Republic.
Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon ...
Artificial Intelligence: The Basics
'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011 Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick, a pioneer in the field, examines issues of what it means to be man or ...
Artificial Intelligence (3rd Edition)
This is the all-time bestselling introduction to artificial intelligence. The third edition retains the best features of the earlier works, including superior readability, currency, and excellence in the selection of examples. Winston emphasizes how artificial intelligence can be viewed from an engineering or a scientific point of view. The new edition offers comprehensive coverage of more material, and many of the ideas presented are enhanced ...
An Artificial Night (October Daye)
"McGuire hits her stride with this fast-paced, sharply plotted, tense urban fantasy, the third featuring half-fae detective Toby Daye." — Publisher's Weekly Changeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October "Toby" Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now Toby must take on a nightmarish new assignment. Someone is stealing both fae and mortal children—and all signs point to ...
Artificial Intelligence Problems and Their Solutions (Computer Science)
Mercury Learning & Information
This book lends insight into solving some well-known AI problems using the most efficient methods by humans and computers. The book discusses the importance of developing critical-thinking methods and skills, and develops a consistent approach toward each problem: 1) a precise description of a well-known AI problem coupled with an effective graphical representation; 2) discussion of possible approaches to solving each problem; 3) identifying ...
Artificial Intelligence for Games
Creating robust artificial intelligence is one of the greatest challenges for game developers, yet the commercial success of a game is often dependent upon the quality of the AI. In this book, Ian Millington brings extensive professional experience to the problem of improving the quality of AI in games. He describes numerous examples from real games and explores the underlying ideas through detailed case studies. He goes further to introduce ...
Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 2: Nature-Inspired Algorithms
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Nature can be a great source of inspiration for artificial intelligence algorithms because its technology is considerably more advanced than our own. Among its wonders are strong AI, nanotechnology, and advanced robotics. Nature can therefore serve as a guide for real-life problem solving. In this book, you will encounter algorithms influenced by ants, bees, genomes, birds, and cells that provide practical methods for many types of AI ...
Artificial Paradises: Baudelaire's Masterpiece on Hashish
At the time of its release in 1860, Charles Baudelaire's "Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels)" met with immediate praise. One of the most important French symbolists, Baudelaire led a debauched, violent, and ultimately tragic life, dying an opium addict in 1867. This book, a response to Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, serves as a memoir of Baudelaire's last years. In this beautifully wrought portrait of the effects ...
Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
Thomas Dunne Books
A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the “smart” in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and ...
Artificial Lighting for Photography
ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY clearly explains the use of artificial lighting of all types through a rich combination of detailed diagrams, visual examples, and practical instruction. Written for beginning photographers, the book introduces and explains the basic concepts of lighting techniques and the relevant equipment and hardware before going on to cover the latest advances in lighting equipment and digital capture devices. This ...
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition) (Economy Edition)
Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig
Economy Edition, same contents as US edition
Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century
Mercury Learning & Information
Artificial Intelligence is a quickly changing field that has gone from theory and promise to delivery and practice in a meteoric way in recent years. This text provides a comprehensive, colorful, up to date, and accessible presentation of AI without sacrificing theoretical foundations. It includes numerous examples, applications, full color images, and human interest boxes to enhance student learning. Advanced topics cover neural nets, ...
The Artificial Mirage
In a world where augmented reality blurs the line between the real and the computer generated, Charlie cherishes the reality of Lauren. His life as a young American banker in Vietnam seems idyllic until a series of events precipitate her disappearance. When her trail leads to Saudi Arabia, he must navigate a criminal underworld. The stakes grow higher as it becomes apparent that reality isn’t what it once was.
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Stuart J. Russell
This is an introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. It uses an intelligent agent as the unifying theme throughout, and covers areas that are sometimes underemphasized elsewhere. These include reasoning under uncertainty, learning, natural language, vision and robotics. The book also explains in detail some of the more recent ideas in the field, including simulated annealing, memory-bounded search, global ontologies, ...
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