July 28, 2005
TechBookReport on 'AI Application Programming'
TBR writes "The world of AI has been undergoing something of a renaissance in the last few years. The focus has shifted away from grand plans to build thinking machines to focus more on algorithms and applications. Some of the most interesting work in AI research is in the area of machine learning, particularly those techniques which draw inspiration from nature (evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms etc) and physics (simulated annealing, spin glasses, non-linear systems). However, much of this work, exciting as it is, is locked away in the academic journals and the research departments of universities. For the programmer outside of academia wanting to get into all of this good stuff things can be tricky. Enter then, this book, which is designed to give the working programmer a fast introduction to a wide range of AI algorithms."