This is the best book of its type I have ever read.
I first read it back in the 90's, I have spent the last 6 years studying AI neural nets and this book is still relevant, fascinating, and very well written.
Even if you know about these topics, this book is a good place to find everything in one place, and to glean purple prose with which to convince doubters.
If you like science at all, are even remotely interested in articial life and artificial intelligence, this book is a real page turner. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Dalton G. Seymour Jr.
I just loved this book. It gives the novice a very good sampling of the future of Artificial Intellegence and Artificial Life. Read morePublished on May 1, 2001 by Laurie Fiori
I have read this book.
It is about artifical intelligence. If you have a computer you will know exactly what I mean. Read more
This is an extremely well written survey of the entire field of Alife. It's the best general introduction to Alife in print and I expect it shall be in print for quite some time.Published on April 27, 2000 by Chris McKinstry
The book was published about seven years ago. If the work that Levy described was so cutting edge, so on the verge of the breakthrough to sentient life (as one reviewer below put... Read morePublished on November 8, 1999
This book has really good coverage of the entire field, and is very good at showing the current level of development while hinting at the future. Read morePublished on March 4, 1999
This book is a terrific introduction and overview to the field of artificial life. Not to be at all confused with the more mundane "artificial intellgence", AL is the... Read morePublished on January 29, 1998