Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

By Kevin Warwick

© 2011 – Routledge

184 pages

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About the Book

'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011

Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick, a pioneer in the field, examines issues of what it means to be man or machine and looks at advances in robotics which have blurred the boundaries. Topics covered include:

  • how intelligence can be defined
  • whether machines can 'think'
  • sensory input in machine systems
  • the nature of consciousness
  • the controversial culturing of human neurons.

Exploring issues at the heart of the subject, this book is suitable for anyone interested in AI, and provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to this fascinating subject.

Reviews

'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011

'This book is authoritatively and enthusiastically written by one of the leading experts in the field. It is academically rigorous but eminently readable … This is a great book for those looking for a concise, up-to-date introduction to AI. ' - Dr. Patrick Hill, BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. What is Intelligence? 2. Classical AI 3. Philosophy of AI 4. Modern AI 5. Robotics 6. Sensing the World

About the Author

Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK, where he carries out research in artificial intelligence, control, robotics and biomedical engineering.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI015000
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body