Succinct yet comprehensive introduction to AI.
This is an excellent primer for the general reader. Warwick covers the full range of AI topics, including robotics. The book is slightly light on machine learning, which is unsurprising given the rapid advances in this field since 2012. That aside, or perhaps because of it, the content is comprehensive whilst remaining conceptual in nature. It is minimally mathematical.
Link to book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Artificial-Intelligence-Basics-Kevin-Warwick/dp/0415564832/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509013708&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Artificial+Intelligence+the+basics+by+Kevin+Warwick+2012
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