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The Resource Blondie24 : playing at the edge of AI, David B. Fogel

Blondie24 : playing at the edge of AI, David B. Fogel

Label
Blondie24 : playing at the edge of AI
Title
Blondie24
Title remainder
playing at the edge of AI
Statement of responsibility
David B. Fogel
Title variation
  • Blondie twenty-four
  • Playing at the edge of AI
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Blondie24 tells the story of a computer that taught itself to play checkers far better than its creators ever could by using a program that emulated the basic principles of Darwinian evolution--random variation and natural selection-- to discover on its own how to excel at the game. Unlike Deep Blue, the celebrated chess machine that beat Garry Kasparov, the former world champion chess player, this evolutionary program didn't have access to strategies employed by human grand masters, or to databases of moves for the endgame moves, or to other human expertise about the game of chekers. With only the most rudimentary information programmed into its "brain," Blondie24 (the program's Internet username) created its own means of evaluating the complex, changing patterns of pieces that make up a checkers game by evolving artificial neural networks---mathematical models that loosely describe how a brain works. It's fitting that Blondie24 should appear in 2001, the year when we remember Arthur C. Clarke's prediction that one day we would succeed in creating a thinking machine. In this compelling narrative, David Fogel, author and co-creator of Blondie24, describes in convincing detail how evolutionary computation may help to bring us closer to Clarke's vision of HAL. Along the way, he gives readers an inside look into the fascinating history of AI and poses provocative questions about its future. * Brings one of the most exciting areas of AI research to life by following the story of Blondie24's development in the lab through her evolution into an expert-rated checkers player, based on her impressive success in Internet competition. * Explains the foundations of evolutionary computation, simply and clearly. * Presents complex material in an engaging style for readers with no background in computer science or artificial intelligence. * Examines foundational issues surrounding the creation of a thinking machine. * Debates whether the famous Turing Test really tests for intelligence. * Challenges deeply entrenched myths about the successes and implication of some well-known AI experiments * Shows Blondie's moves with checkerboard diagrams that readers can easily follow
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Action
digitized
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Fogel, David B
Dewey number
006.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Evolutionary Computation Ser
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Computer checkers
Label
Blondie24 : playing at the edge of AI, David B. Fogel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I : Setting the stage -- Intelligent machines : imitating life ; Deep Blue : a triumph for AI? ; Building an artificial brain ; Evolutionary computation : putting nature to work ; Blue Hawaii : a natural selection ; Checkers ; Chinook : the man-machine checkers champion ; Samuel's learning machine ; Samuel-Newell challenge -- II : Making of Blondie -- Evolving in the checkers environment ; In the zone ; Repeat performance ; New dimension ; Letting the genie out of the bottle ; Blondie24 -- Epilogue : Future of artificial intelligence -- Your honor, I object!
Control code
ocm52610773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 404 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585456614
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52610773
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Blondie24 : playing at the edge of AI, David B. Fogel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I : Setting the stage -- Intelligent machines : imitating life ; Deep Blue : a triumph for AI? ; Building an artificial brain ; Evolutionary computation : putting nature to work ; Blue Hawaii : a natural selection ; Checkers ; Chinook : the man-machine checkers champion ; Samuel's learning machine ; Samuel-Newell challenge -- II : Making of Blondie -- Evolving in the checkers environment ; In the zone ; Repeat performance ; New dimension ; Letting the genie out of the bottle ; Blondie24 -- Epilogue : Future of artificial intelligence -- Your honor, I object!
Control code
ocm52610773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 404 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585456614
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52610773
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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