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  • Hardcover: 850 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461444624
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461444626
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Josh Bongard on April 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Artificial Intelligence, since its official beginnings in the 1950s, has sought inspiration from nature: After all, biology has demonstrated that it is possible to produce intelligent entities through the slow but persistent process of natural selection.

After several decades of computational and biological ideas cross fertilizing each other, a computer algorithm known as 'neuroevolution' has emerged. This algorithm in essence borrows the trial-and-error process of evolution and uses it to search through a large space of neurobiological models to find ones that enable virtual creatures to compete and survive in simulated environments, robots to perform useful tasks, or computer programs to hold their own when trading in foreign exchange markets.

However, this raises the question of how this neuroevolution algorithm should be implemented. In this book, Gene Sher demonstrates how Erlang---a fault-tolerant, parallel and robust computer language developed originally for telephone exchanges---is the ideal tool for implementing neuroevolution.

The book is exremely well organized: the author guides the novice through the increasingly challenging concepts underlying neuroevolution. Along the way he provides examples in Erlang that allow the reader to `code along' with the author as he goes. This hands-on approach makes some of the more complex ideas much more accessible than they would otherwise be.

In later chapters, neuroevolution is applied to a wide range of applications, from food gathering creatures inhabiting a virtual world to more sophisticated, predatory agents that evolve the ability to hunt in packs.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By travis on January 20, 2013
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I've always been interested in AI, but it was really my study of Erlang that compelled me to buy this book. I'll admit I haven't finished the book yet, but thus far it has been a compelling read and I can see clearly why the author feels that Erlang is the best programming language for the both. It does seem like a perfect fit and I think it's going to be a great way for me to learn a bit more about AI while continuing to improve my Erlang programming skills.
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