Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming

PAIP Cover
PAIP Cover

I purchased the tome Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp by Peter Norvig in the weekend. For two reasons, I wanted to learn more about classic AI solutions, and I wanted to learn about LISP. Two birds with one large tome.

I’m still reading through the Introduction to LISP chapter, but finding it a great read so far. I’ve skimmed the rest of the book, and look forward to reading it in more detail.


Fernando 2007-09-17 09:19:27

I’m taking an A.I. class and we are required to use LISP, which I’m not too familiar with. The book is general, so it has no examples specifically in LISP. Do you think it’s worth it even if I already have an A.I. book?

Simeon 2007-09-17 09:39:26

Hello Fernando,

If you completely new/green on Lisp you may find the e-book version of Practical Common Lisp a good read.

I’m not sure what book your referring to when you say the book is general, as PoAIP is only in Lisp, you can see the code used in the book here. But as I’ve not read the book yet, or done a A.I. course I can’t really judge if it’s the book for you.