Computers and Thought: A Practical Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Mike Sharples, et al)

 
0.0 (0)
Computers and Thought: A Practical Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Mike Sharples, et al)

Readers without a background in computing can learn about artificial intelligence in a coherent, self-contained manner from Computers and Thought.

The text uses an original extended AI programming project called the Automated Tourist Guide exercise to illustrate the concepts covered and demonstrate how AI truly functions. The majority of chapters provide an overview of a certain AI issue and include sections on its history, theories, applications, and drawbacks of earlier ideas.

There are also suggested books, a glossary, graded tasks at the end of each chapter, and an appendix on programming. Computer simulations of human behaviors, including problem-solving, natural language understanding, and computer vision, are covered in Computers and Thought, which also goes into length into the theory and problems surrounding AI. Its examination of AI is helpfully expanded to include models of cognition, the nature of mind and intelligence, as well as the societal implications of cognitive science and AI.

The computer language is POP-11, which is simple to learn, has a look like PASCAL, and can be used interactively, like LISP. The simplicity with which the language can be comprehended from the printed text makes it unnecessary to execute the example POP-11 programs on a computer.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • Professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia, David Poole. He is renowned for his work on probabilistic inference, relational probabilistic models, and abductive and default reasoning. More recently, he has been focusing on semantic science, which integrates ontologies, data, and sophisticated probabilistic theories.
  • At the University of British Columbia, Alan Mackworth holds the position of professor of computer science and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence. He is renowned for his work in robot soccer, hybrid systems, and constraint-based agents and systems.
Published
Published Date / Year
(October 20, 1989)
Hardcover
401 pages
eBook Format
HTML
ISBN-10
0521519004
ISBN-13
978-0521519007

Similar Programming & Computer Books

Strategic Foundations of General Equilibrium: Dynamic Matching and Bargaining Games (Douglas Gale)
Since Adam Smith's day, the theory of competition has played a significant role in economic study. This book, published by one of the most eminent modern economic theorists, details...
The Pure Logic Of Choice (Richard D. Fuerle)
A broad theory of economics based on free will is presented in this free programming book. The assumption that humans have free will and the ability to alter physical...
Price Theory: An Intermediate Text (David D. Friedman)
In order to help the reader grasp the economic way of thinking, the author first gives verbal, intuitive explanations of the topics before using graphs and/or calculus to illustrate...
Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection: From DeepFakes to Morphing Attacks (Christian Rathgeb, et al)
The first thorough compilation of research on the popular subject of digital face alteration, including DeepFakes, Face Morphing, and Reenactment, is offered in this open access book. ...
Prolog and Natural-Language Analysis (Fernando Pereira, et al)
This free programming book offers an accessible and useful introduction to logic programming and the logic-programming language Prolog, which may be used to create the fundamental elements of natural...
NLP - Skills for Learning (Peter Freeth)
This free programming book explores how NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is used in training, education, and instruction. It serves as both an introduction to NLP and a book about...
Natural Language Processing with Python – Analyzing Text with the Natural Language Toolkit (Steven Bird, et al)
The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) book is updated for Python 3 and NLTK 3 in this online edition from 2015.  
Inventory Analytics: A Practicable, Python-Driven Approach (Roberto Rossi)
Inventory Control is an important study topic that is essential to supply chain planning. Inventory Analytics offers a thorough and understandable introduction to the theory and practice of inventory...
A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature (Tom Siegfried)
Many have watched the movie and read the book, but few have truly understood the mathematics that John Nash's brilliant intellect created. Nash's elegant mathematics are now used widely...
Game Theory (Qiming Huang)
Game theory offers a potent mathematical framework that may take into account the interests and needs of different stakeholders in a given process with regard to the process's conclusion....

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Ratings
Rate this Book
Comments