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Excellent, but not light reading
on 2 November 2006
This is my favourite AI textbook, which I strongly recommend. But be warned: it's long and detailed and thorough, so don't expect a lightweight overview - it's where to go when you really want to understand the stuff. It's heavily biased towards First Order Logic as the way to do knowledge representation, and is especially good on Bayesian networks.
If you're interested in the philosophical issues involved in "real artificial intelligence" rather than (or as well as) the technical stuff, chapter 26 is a superb introduction.