So how do you learn this stuff?

From: Patrick Crenshaw (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2005 - 23:33:22 MST

I purchased "Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms"
by David J. C. MacKay a few weeks ago after chancing upon it in the
bookstore. I didn't know about it before then. I think that we should
have a resource for finding the kind of books, papers, or sites that
can teach us about this extremely broad subject, so I've taken it upon
myself to create a page on the SL4 wiki for a list of technical books
[ ]. There are a few personal book lists
on the SL4 wiki, but there is not a central one. The goal is to more
or less follow the syllabus in "Becoming a Seed AI Programmer."

# Cognitive science
# Evolutionary psychology
# Information theory
# Computer programming

And under the title of other:

# Physics
# Mathematics

It is clearly not possible to create a complete list for each of these
subjects, but we can create a list of introductory material for each
field and then a deeper list for the things that are of concern to
those wanting to create AGI.

So, I am asking those of you who have knowledge of AI to either please
help with the wiki, or email me a list of the most important resources
relevant to the topic. I can organize it.

I can do the introductory material in the physics section, but what
material is relevant to AI, I will need some help with.

Patrick Crenshaw

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