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Artificial Intelligence with Python - Second Edition

By : Prateek Joshi
Book Image

Artificial Intelligence with Python - Second Edition

By: Prateek Joshi

Overview of this book

Artificial Intelligence with Python, Second Edition is an updated and expanded version of the bestselling guide to artificial intelligence using the latest version of Python 3.x. Not only does it provide you an introduction to artificial intelligence, this new edition goes further by giving you the tools you need to explore the amazing world of intelligent apps and create your own applications. This edition also includes seven new chapters on more advanced concepts of Artificial Intelligence, including fundamental use cases of AI; machine learning data pipelines; feature selection and feature engineering; AI on the cloud; the basics of chatbots; RNNs and DL models; and AI and Big Data. Finally, this new edition explores various real-world scenarios and teaches you how to apply relevant AI algorithms to a wide swath of problems, starting with the most basic AI concepts and progressively building from there to solve more difficult challenges so that by the end, you will have gained a solid understanding of, and when best to use, these many artificial intelligence techniques.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
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Index

What is AI?

How one defines AI can vary greatly. Philosophically, what is "intelligence?" How one perceives intelligence in turn defines its artificial counterpart. A broad and optimistic definition of the field of AI could be: "the area of computer science that studies how machines can perform tasks that would normally require a sentient agent." It could be argued from such a definition that something as simple as a computer multiplying two numbers is "artificial intelligence." This is because we have designed a machine capable of taking an input and independently producing a logical output that usually would require a living entity to process.

A more skeptical definition might be more narrow, for example: "the area of computer science that studies how machines can closely imitate human intelligence." From such definition skeptics may argue that what we have today is not artificial intelligence. Up until now, they have...