The Quest for Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ideas and Achievements (Nils J. Nilsson)

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The Quest for Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ideas and Achievements (Nils J. Nilsson)

A branch of computer science called artificial intelligence (AI) is working to give computer systems more intelligence.

This book recounts the development of the topic from the early aspirations of pioneers in the eighteenth century (and earlier) to the more advanced work of contemporary AI developers. Artificial intelligence is permeating every aspect of human life. Among other applications, the technology is already present in face-recognition cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and medical robots. The book's numerous illustrations and clear explanations of AI programs will make it easier for the average reader to comprehend how these and other AI systems actually function. AI researchers and scholars will find enormous value in its detailed (but inconspicuous) end-of-chapter notes that include references to significant source materials.

This book claims to offer the ultimate history of a subject that has for ages captured the interest of scientists, philosophers, and authors.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
Computer scientist Nils J. Nilsson was from the United States. He was a pioneering figure in the field of artificial intelligence research. His contributions to search, planning, knowledge representation, and robotics are particularly well-known.
Published Date / Year
(October 30, 2009); eBook (Web Version, Stanford University, 2010)
580 pages
eBook Format
PDF (707 pages, 15.3 MB)

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