Begining AI Programing,
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:40 PM
I'd recommend my book "Programming Game AI by Example" to get you started with game AI (but then I would wouldn't I ;)).
For a more general overview of most things AI related your best bet is
"Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Russell and Norvig
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:33 PM
I started getting interested in AI through writing some simple artificial life apps years back. That got me interested in closed systems, behaviour and how simple rules can create (cue buzz-word...) emergence. If you've an interest in biology I'd recommend reading around a-life as a way of piquing your interest.
But yes, it's a huge area to "get started" in - I'd recommend getting a good book that'll ease you into the subject area. Mat's books are good and I'd also recommend Alex Champandard's "AI Game Development", especially if you're interested in AI from a first-person-shooter perspective.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:51 PM
Original post by Physics515
How do I get started programing AI? I know C# and am starting to program Assembly.
What are some good books? tutorials? or just good advice?
The "AI Game Programming Wisdom" books are excellent sources for all kinds of neat stuff, and as Mat has noted his book is pretty darn useful too. I would also recommend "AI Game Engine Programming" by Brian Schwab; great walkthough on the pitfalls and pluses of building an AI game engine.
There are some other great books; honestly your very best resource is the Internet.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:49 AM
I also recommend Mat's second book ;)
For more "academic" AI, you should get Russel & Norvig's book, it covers lots of topics (Click here to check the book's webpage) ** Edit: oops sorry, I didn't read the entire post and seems like Mat already recommended it **
Also, you could check Russel's webpage, it has tons of good references (Click here to check the webpage)
Hope this helps