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neural networks + machine learning

Once upon a time I was a computer science student, ever-so-interested in artificial intelligence. I still am ever-so-interested (and it's super-crazy-cool Amy is taking courses that touch on that heavily in her statistics PhD). I took an intro to AI course my freshman year, and then a grad course in AI a year and a half later (after a lot of pre-reqs, and I think one of them I was taking concurrently--bad idea).

Anyway, I've long romanticized the books I used, but they disappeared (either I sold them back or I was sharing them with someone or several someones). So ... ten? twelve? years later, I finally tracked them down. Expensive as hell, but I want them again (and the time to read them, and apply them, and understand them better than I did back then...)

They were very mathy books (statistics).

Machine Learning by Tom. M. Mitchell


Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition by Christopher M. Bishop


I miss them.

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zotsf
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
How exciting! Have fun with that revitalized track :)
kaolinfire
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
notimenotimenotime =/

But man. Having great conversations with Amy about stuff I can _almost_ remember part of... keeps sending me back to these books mentally...
hypothermya
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
I idolize your old text books also. They look really neat.
kaolinfire
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
:hee: =)

*hug*
blueblindbee
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
I totally have to take an AI course on my curriculum. haha I was talking to someone the other day who was in it and they said it was pretty hard but fun in the end.
kaolinfire
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
The intro to AI course I took was _awesome_. Book we used was Russel + Norvig (1st ed), and Russel was actually the prof for both AI courses.

Artificial Intelligence by Russel + Norvig

Ooh! Third edition is due out this year :D
kaolinfire
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
And this is, I believe, a newer edition of the algorithms book I used. I still have and cherish it!

Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas Cormen
predictorx
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Do you have a specific problem that you'd like to apply this technology to?
kaolinfire
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Nothing in particular just off--though somehow applying it in a few small games would be a nice way to dabble, I think.
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