I’m playing some more with the early chapters of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, looking at basic tree search techniques for the 8-puzzle. I wrote simple breadth-first and depth-first search algorithms for this puzzle in Common Lisp. Here’s the code. It’s an interesting demonstation of how inefficient these alogrithms really are. I represent the puzzle… Continue reading Breadth-first and Depth-first Searching
I was looking at a problem in the early chapters of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. It’s called Vacuum World. This is a very simple agent problem consisting of a vacuum placed on a grid. The grid has only two squares, each of which is either dirty or clean. The vacuum has three actions: move… Continue reading Property of Properties
This poster hangs in my cubicle. The caption reads, “If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job, the kind robots will be doing soon.” Besides saying “nyah nyah” to the superiors who never stay in my cubicle long enough to read… Continue reading My Life As a Robot
Quiet A.I. I think this will be the way A.I. ultimately sneaks in to everyday life. It’s already happening on the web. But this response on kuro5hin is a fair warning. Choose carefully what you feed your digital “children”!