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Heya, i bought a book called AI Application Programming. Price £37 ISBN: 1-58450-278-9 Description: Introduces you into how to program the simple AI principles in C/C++. Covers: ART1 (Adaptive Resonance Theory) Ant Algorythms Neural Networks and Back Propogation (my favourite chapter) Genetic Algorythms (Also very good) Rules-Based Systems Fuzzy Logic Bigram Model Agent-Based Software I would say this book is at a beginner-intermediate level, but in my opinion if you get a book that is to beginner based u won''t learn much. This book contains good code with the chapters. regards ace

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Only one chapter is, and even that is loosely based. The chapter on Neural Networks and Back Propogation uses an exam of how game bot AI could be programmed by training the network to either Run, Hide or Attack with various situations.

But all chapters mainly focus on the basic principals and a full example in C++.

Also it doesn't really take much imagination to apply these theories to game ai though, to be honest brilliant game AI would probably use all of these types.

regards

ace

[edited by - ace_lovegrove on June 5, 2004 10:35:31 AM]

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Original post by ace_lovegrove

Heya, i bought a book called AI Application Programming.

Price £37
ISBN: 1-58450-278-9

Description:

Introduces you into how to program the simple AI principles in C/C++.

ace


Thanks for the heads up ace. I hadn't heard of this book at all...is it relatively new?

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The book is a couple of years old I think. I picked it up in India for $5 :)

It's a well written, if very shallow, introduction to the topics ace listed, with example code provided in C. Definately worth considering as an easy-to-get-into introductory text but if you are remotely familiar with the topics you'll probably find your money wasted.

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interesting i might get that book!
but shouldn't this be in Book Discussions forum.
or is this one of those threads that will appear in both??

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I'm not sure if this discussion should belong to the Books discussion... I mean, I actually had no idea this forum even existed.

On this issue, Timkin, did you talk with the other mods about the idea of having books sections per forum where trusted people could give their opinion on thems (as discussed a few weeks ago)?

Cheers

e.

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i don't see why not. i mean we are discussing a book and giving reviews and opinions on it. also it got a couple of people interested in getting the book, including myself

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