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Any good book on AI?

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Original post by Sam Gamgee
I can recommend AI Programming Gems. I don''t have the second one (yet), but the first one was great for me. Especially because of the RTS articles in there, most of which were from programmers at Stainless Steel Studios (Empire Earth).


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I just got my author''s copies of AI Programming Gems 2 right before Christmas (and yes I did one chapter), but I think it''s even better than the first, for what that''s worth.




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Charles River Media also has a book out called AI Application Programming. It''s organized like the Game Programming Gems and AI Game Programming Wisdom series'', a collection of smallish articles on AI topics. Since it''s not specifically focused on games it branches out and covers some stuff that''s not in the books in their game library. I''ve only read a few of their articles so far, but they''ve been very good. Looks like another indispensible book from CRM.

[Edited by - The_Incubator on June 14, 2006 2:48:39 PM]

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What''s your level of education? Artificial Intelligence: Modern Approach by Russell and Norvig is a traditional introduction to AI in universities. It''s not focused on game AI but it contains most of the information you need to implement a great game AI (the missing parts should be deduceable).

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Original post by pluto_knight
It''s time to read something on AI.
Would you like to recommend any good book on it as well as give
me any suggestion.



Do you have a specific interest? Machine learning? Expert systems? Fuzzy logic? What?

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Original post by alexjc
I''ve heard AI Game Development is quite good too...



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Just vicious rumors circulated by a small group of highly paid schills.

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"Reducing the world to mathematical equations!"

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quote:
Original post by alexjc
I''ve heard AI Game Development is quite good too...



AiGameDev.com

Just vicious rumors circulated by a small group of highly paid schills.

Dave Mark - President and Lead Designer
Intrinsic Algorithm -
"Reducing the world to mathematical equations!"


What about your suggestion?
Would you like to tell me?
Thanks.

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Well, for starters, I had the honor of reviewing the aforementioned book - which are included both on Amazon and inside the front cover. (I was a highly paid schill starting viscious rumors!)

I also have "AI Programming Wisdom" which has given me some great stuff to use in my game.

Dave Mark - President and Lead Designer
Intrinsic Algorithm -
"Reducing the world to mathematical equations!"

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I finally did get around to buying your book Alex, (you're right they are ripping you off with those internet prices..) and I absolutely love it! Buy it pluto!

[edited by - dovyman on January 22, 2004 10:19:42 PM]

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I noticed that someone on Amazon was not quite as impressed as I was. We need more reviews on there to offset his crappy one.

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heh, that''s not a review, it''s libel! It''s obvious he clearly has not read it, as the practical nature and C++ code is the backbone of the book.

I guess he just flicked through it online, and didn''t see any code pasted... the code is available online; I decided not to print the code in the book, so you get 768 pages of text and figures with some pseudo-code and equations .

Anyway, I don''t know what he has against me personally, but I''m pretty sure it''s against Amazon.com''s policy. How do you say "law suit" in Italian? Maybe I should send him a copy of the book instead!


(btw, I''m not saying this because it''s a bad review, it''s a bad review for the wrong reasons! There are other issues he could have picked on that I would have been more than happy to acknowledge...)

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Yes, I agree - the italian dude reviewing your book on Amazon havent read any of it (just flipped trough it).

Personally I like the fact that you use pseudocode inside the book (the actual code is ofcourse in C++ to download) - makes you focus much more on the actual algorithm than the intricacies of the language in question (I mean, use a pointer in a code-example in a book, and half of the crowd reading it will go blank and loose focus - including me ).

Since Ive only read a fifth of the book so far, I can only vouch for the little details (although the content is so-far great). Just a little thing like having small chapters (10 pages) makes a great difference when reading and absorbing this stuff. It seems youve put a lot of thought into how to structure the book - which is something that often forgotten, Ive noticed.

I just have to get some more time on my hands to finish it up (damn uni ).



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Original post by _Danneman_
It seems youve put a lot of thought into how to structure the book

He used a GA!



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