quasi random (kaolinfire) wrote,
quasi random

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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