The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

This book traces the history of the artificial intelligence, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. It has many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs.

Publication date: 30 Oct 2009

ISBN-10: 0521122937

ISBN-13: 9780521122931

Paperback: 707 pages

Views: 16,292

Type: N/A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Post time: 02 Dec 2011 04:31:15

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence This book traces the history of the artificial intelligence, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. It has many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs.
Tag(s): Artificial Intelligence
Publication date: 30 Oct 2009
ISBN-10: 0521122937
ISBN-13: 9780521122931
Paperback: 707 pages
Views: 16,292
Document Type: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
License: n/a
Post time: 02 Dec 2011 04:31:15
Book Description:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.

Reviews:

Amazon.com

:) "An engaging, accessible and definitive history of artificial intelligence"

:) "Nilsson's perspective is unique and invaluable for anyone interested in broadening their horizons, and in appreciating how many talented and driven individuals have contributed to AI's successes."
 




About The Author(s)


Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1958.

Nils J. Nilsson

Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1958.


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