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Very interesting and useful
on 24 July 2012
Haven't read the whole thing yet, but as a member of the general population as I am referred to in the book, I have to say it is very well written and gives a great overview of current and "classic" AI concepts and ideas.
I am not sure if it is supposed to be a bit funny at times, but I laughed out quite loudly at least a couple of times already.. maybe it is only because I am not a native English speaker but there are some clever wording and examples that make me laugh at least. That is a good thing. One very short example that made me laugh is how aliens that communicate over infrared pulses would see us, the human species, the description of it made me laugh.
Great work, and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject, you do not need any prior understanding of the subject to learn from and enjoy this book.
If you have a basic understanding of English (as I do) and can read this review, you will also be able to understand the book.
Can't wait to finish it over the coming days.