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Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

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For one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. The long-anticipated revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. *NEW-Nontechnical learning material-Accompanies each part of the book. *NEW-The Internet as a sample application for ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 1132 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by Prentice Hall (first published December 13th 1994)
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Nick Black
Heh, I opened this up to find the ISBN and found dried blood all over the pages, suggesting I read this during my cocaine-intensive period back in 1999-2000. That's fitting, since cocaine and the study of artificial intelligence seem to enjoy several similarities -- incredible expense as a barrier to entry, exciting short-term effects (see: euphoria, A* search) but letdowns upon prolonged use (see: addiction, combinatorial explosions), and they've both ruined plenty of fine careers in computer s ...more
Manny
Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This monumental work, which completely dominates the AI textbook market, has been compared with classics like Watson's Molecular Biology of the Cell, and eminently succeeds in its goal of providing a clear, single-volume summary of the whole field of Artificial Intelligence. As pointed out on the book's home page, it is used in over 1200 universities in over 100 countries, and is the 25th most cited publication on Citeseer and the 2nd most cited publication of this century. The occasional sugges ...more
Wooi Hen Yap
Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wants a book that explains broad and deep AI yet in laymen term (nearly)? This is IT. Of all the AI books I have read, this one is arguably the most accessible to undergrads (CS, EE background) It assumes only minimal mathematical formalities and pretty much the maths things are self-contained. The authors did a great job of keeping the contents up-to-date with the latest happenings in AI, while keeping the readers sane. Overall, thumbs up!
Koen Crolla
Holy balls this book has a lot of pages. I also don't know why these things always have to have separate ``international'' editions.

It starts off strongly for a few hundred pages, but then for no reason at all devotes several chapters to 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 to mention typo-ridden)
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Paul
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 stars because there is, quite simply, no substitute.

Artificial Intelligence is, in the context of the infant science of computing, a very old and very broad subdiscipline, the "Turing test" having arisen, not only at the same time, but from the same person as many of the foundations of computing itself. Those of us students of a certain age will recall terms like "symbolic" vs. "connectionist" vs. "probabilistic," as well as "scruffies" and "neats." Key figures, events, and schools of thought
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Carl
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
For a textbook, this is amazingly accessible and interesting. if you have any interest in the topic, this is the book to read. It's $100 or more, but it's very popular for AI classes, so any good college library should have a copy.
Mohammed
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
يعتبر هذا الكتاب أهم مرجع للدارس في مجال الذكاء الاصطناعي. الكتاب يعتبر مقدمة لمواضيع كبيرة جدا و متشعبة، فعيتبر بداية التخصص في الذكاء الاصطناعي. يتناول الكتاب مواضيع في تعلم الآلة وخوارزميات البحث وحل المشكلات. بعض أجزاء الكتاب تعبر من المراجع النادرة وخصوصا في فيما يتعلق بموضع الـ reinforcement learning.
مؤلفي الكتاب بيتر نورفق و روسيل من الرواد في مجال الذكاء الاصطناعي.
Arjun
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-re-read
A fantastic textbook that's not only a great introduction to AI but also serves as a survey course in technical writing. I only read about 75% of it but definitely plan on revisiting it. Re-reading some earlier chapters taught me how much I missed on a first read (or forgot).

AIMA doesn't presume a ton of background beyond some programming experience, exposure to mathematical notation, and a basic understanding of computational complexity/algorithmic efficiency.

The first 10 chapters or so are the
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Luis
Jul 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: cs
A bit boring. Lacks good solved exercises. Very short on detail in some areas such as Neural Networks. Very "theoretical".
However it does provide a good theoretical introduction to many subjects. I liked the chapters on search.
Nakosy
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was written more like a text book for undergrads with extensive coverage of many topics. However, I was looking for more in-depth information on knowledge representation. But, it was too superficial for my need. May be, in 3rd edition it encompassed the latest ideas in this area.
Drew
Dec 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: textbooks
A comprehensive course in modern AI topics. While the book is dense with information, the authors provide clear explanations that will be easily picked up by the careful reader. An excellent companion to an undergraduate course in artificial intelligence.
Hasnaa
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من المراجع النادرة في الكلية اللي لقيت عقلي قادر على استيعاب كلامها :D
أسلوب بسيط وممتع كمان، للي مهتم بالمجال أو مش مهتم بس مضطر يقرأ فيه
في الحالتين لطيف

المشكلة الوحيدة طوله الرهيب، أتمنى ألحق أخلص أكبر قدر ممكن قبل الامتحان

James Ravenscroft
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming
This is THE book to read on anything to do with modern artificial intelligence. I regard this as my personal bible and would recommend it to anyone who is involved in technical artificial intelligence.
Shahriar Hossain
Mar 23, 2017 is currently reading it
We call ourself Homo sepiens - man the wise .....
Erik
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
OK so I did not read this cover to cover, but I did look closely at much of what you might call the foundational chapters, just to see 1. is there such a thing as AI, or are we just hoping there will be and 2. what can I learn as a philosopher from AI, whether it exists or not. Goal 2 was much more important as I teach a logic of induction class and of course one major pillar of AI would be developing machines that can perform judgments under uncertainty and apply rational heuristics as well as ...more
Daniel Korzekwa
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the most complete and comprehensive book I read on a subject of Artificial Intelligence so far and it's very well written as well. If you plan diving into AI really seriously and you are keen to invest some good amount of time going through 1000 pages of this book then I really recommend it for you. Great addition to this book is A.I. course https://www.ai-class.com/home/ led by coauthor of this book, Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engine ...more
David
It's a pricey book. It was used in my university on AI. It covers many AI topics including intelligent agents, searching, knowledge representation, machine learning, etc. There are enough examples, but not enough good and clear examples. The book is heavily biased towards First Order Logic as the way to do knowledge representation, making it good on Bayesian networks. Other topics like neural networks and machine vision would be better off read elsewhere. Overall, the book is not for light readi ...more
Jean-marc
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic and comprehensive book on the different aspects of artificial intelligence (AI). I am attending Stamford cs221 online class (fall 2011) and I am also a member of the team translating the videos from English to French. Peter Norvig is a great teacher. The book and the videos complement each another very well. Even if you are not taking the course, or after you have took it, this book is a superb reference on the subject for graduate students and professionals alike. I highly recommend i ...more
Patrick Jennings
Jan 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: programming
Pretty much THE book to have on comprehensive artificial intelligence. AI: A Modern Approach is used in schools and universities across the globe. Don't expect implementations in anything but general pseudocode in this book. Although, you may check the repository at aima.cs.berkeley.edu.
Carl-Erik Kopseng
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faglitteratur
One of the best technical books I have read, albeit on a hard topic. It's quite readable and a lot better than my AI lectures ever were. Must admit to only reading the first 12 chapters though.

Its main weakness lies in the lacking coverage of "new AI" topics, such as evolutionary algorithms.
Franta
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cs-programming
What a nice and useful book!

All the main AI (before 2000 or so) is here and the accompanying code in lisp and python is a good way to learn about the implementation details.

I will surely remember this book when I am writing a similar one!
Jamison Dance
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
The classic introduction to the field. Peter Norvig and Stuart Russell are great writers, and do a good job of explaining the concepts. Sometimes their bias shows, but that is something I am willing to put up with for a book that covers the field so well.
Mahmoud Adly
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
That paradox of loving AI and hating the journey the center of math. Any ways, it is a reference after all. At least I know where to go when I have a problem.
ali
Mar 20, 2007 is currently reading it
Recommends it for: computer student
abut artificial intelligence
Amirhosein
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer-sceince
Absolutely a must read for every A.I enthusiastic.
The book covers most introductory topics in A.I and has challenging problems that you can use to make sure you understood the presented topic.
Kevin Clark
Is mostly the history of AI, does little to teach you how to design AI...although I was never able to finish the book.
Tasnim Dewan  Orin
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is holy grail i.e basic book for any AI researchers. I love the examples and everything it taught me while learning basic of AI.
Vishnu S Kumar
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good for newbies.
Dimitar
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read
must read on AI
Ahmed Abd El-Hamid
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The most comprehensive book of Artificial Intelligence you'll ever read .. it contains almost everything you need to know about the field
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