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Amazon Category: Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

 
Cover Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)
by Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig
List Price: $120.00

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive, state of the art introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence for modern applications, the third edition of this book covers Intelligent Agents that reason logically, solving problems by searching, game playing, building a Knowledge Base and much more. Read more...


Cover Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century (2nd Edition)
by Stephen Lucci and Danny Kopec
List Price: $99.95

This revised edition comes in at a hefty 850 pages and includes a companion DVD with resources, simulations and figures. There are new separate chapters on Robotics, Machine Learning and Computer Games. Read more...


Cover Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
Also available on Kindle
by J. Storrs Hall
List Price: $20.90

Will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, create novels or even formulate laws? J. Storrs Hall reviews the history of AI, predicting the probable achievements in the near future. Read more...


Cover Constructing Intelligent Agents Using Java
by Joseph P. Bigus, Jennifer Bigus, Joe Bigus
List Price: $58.20

A self-explanatory title. This book is targeted at Java programmers who are familar with object-oriented design concepts and are intested in making their programs behave more intelligently. Read more...


Cover Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering
by David E. Freeman
List Price: $54.99

I was updating The Simon Laven Page one day and then went back to reading this book. While not an Artificial Intelligence book as such its argument that "the next revolution in games isn't technological - it's emotional" focuses heavily on the development of emotionally deep natural language characters. Read more...


Cover Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence
by George B. Dyson
List Price: $16.95

In his challenging book, Dyson surrounds contemporary topics related to emerging information networks with historical context, illustrating an evolutionary dance between intelligence, nature, and machines. Read more...


Cover The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind
Also available on Kindle
by Marvin Minsky
List Price: $26.00

Marvin Minsky probes deeper into the question of natural intelligence. Do not look for simple explanations: he believes "we need to find more complicated ways to explain our most familiar mental events", rejecting the idea of consciousness as a unitary "Self" in favor of "a decentralized cloud" of more than 20 distinct mental processes. Read more...


Cover The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
Also available on Kindle
by Roger Penrose
List Price: $18.95

Some love it, some hate it, but The Emperor's New Mind, physicist Roger Penrose's 1989 treatise attacking the foundations of strong artificial intelligence, is crucial for anyone interested in the history of thinking about AI and consciousness. Read more...


Cover The Essential Turing
Edited by B. Jack Copeland
List Price: $40.00

Making his key writings are made available to a broad, non-specialist readership for the first time. The collection includes Turing's declassified wartime 'Treatise on the Enigma'; letters from Turing to Churchill and to codebreakers; lectures, papers, and broadcasts which opened up the concept of AI and its implications; and the paper which formed the genesis of the investigation of Artificial Life. Read more...


Cover Embodied Conversational Agents
Edited by Justine Cassell, Joseph Sullivan, Scott Prevost & Elizabeth Churchill.
List Price: $58.00

Following all aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation of embodied conversational agents as well as details of specific working systems. Many of the chapters are written by multidisciplinary teams of psychologists, linguists, computer scientists, artists, and researchers in interface design. Read more...


Cover Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter
List Price: $22.95

Over thirty-five years after it topped the bestseller charts, Gφdel, Escher, Bach is still something of a marvel. Besides being a profound and entertaining meditation on human thought and creativity, it also looks at the prospects for computers and artificial intelligence for mimicking human thought. Read more...


Cover How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
by Katherine Hayles
List Price: $19.00

Exploring the relation between the computer revolution and our changing ideas of what it means to be a human being. Her pet theme: how information became an entity in itself, divorced from the material that carries it in both science and literature. Read more...


Cover The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
by Brian Christian
List price: $27.95

Documenting his experience in the 2009 Loebner Prize the poet and science writer investigates the nature of human interactions, the meaning of language, and the essence of what sets us apart from machines that can process information far faster than we can. Read more...


Cover On Intelligence
Also available on Kindle
by Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
List Price: $25.00

Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, unites two fields of study that have been moving uneasily toward one another for at least two decades: computers and brains. Most people think that maybe someday, computers will be as smart as we humans are. But Hawkins explains why the way we build computers today won't take us down that path. Read more...


Understanding Agent Systems
by Mark D'Inverno, Michael Luck
List Price: $74.95

Presents a formal approach to dealing with agents and agent systems providing a good introduction to agents, while also drilling down to some fascinating and deep issues in multi-agent systems. Read more...


Cover When Things Start to Think
by Neil A. Gershenfeld
List Price: $14.00

A computer in your shoe? Maybe so. Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT's Media Lab, joins the ranks of techno-prognosticators with When Things Start to Think. His focus is on how the future of computing will fit into our physical realities. Read more...


In addition, there are a number of textbooks that provide a very detailed overview of Artificial Intelligence. Among the most notable are:

You can get more information about each book by clicking on its respective link.

Amazon.com's Artificial Intelligence category is at:
Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence


Note: Due to fluctuations in prices caused by discounts, special offers and the fact that Amazon.com don't inform me automatically when they change, the prices listed here may not be the same as those on Amazon.com. Please e-mail me if this is the case however please be aware that Amazon.com decide the final price of any item which may be either higher or lower than the price listed here.
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