First published in 1987, this book provides a stimulating introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) - the science of thinking machines. After a general introduction to AI, including its history, tools, research methods, and its relation to psychology, Garnham gives an account of AI research in five major areas: knowledge representation, vision, thinking and reasoning, language, and learning. He then describes the more important applications of AI and discusses the broader philosophical issues raised by the possibility of thinking machines. In the final chapter, he speculates about future research in AI, and more generally in cognitive science. Suitable for psychology students, the book also provides useful background reading for courses on vision, thinking and reasoning, language and learning.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Knowledge Representation 3. Vision 4. Thinking and Reasoning 5. Language 6. Learning 7. Applications 8. Conceptual Issues 9. Future Directions; A Brief Guide to the AI Literature; Bibliography; Index of Computer Programs and Languages; Name Index; Subject Index