Getting started with AI

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    Getting started with AI

    I've been reading about AI programming recently, and although I understand the idea, and the general technique, I am having a problem writing my own source code. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find some example code I can read, so that i have something to base my own code on.

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    How about a little more information... AI is a rather large field. Are you trying to implement something in particular? What "general technique" are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective View Post
    How about a little more information... AI is a rather large field. Are you trying to implement something in particular? What "general technique" are you talking about?
    Sorry, my bad. I've read the tutorials on cprogramming.com and a few other places about minimax trees, and I understand the basic idea, although I must come up with an implementation of it for a tic tac toe game. After reading the tutorials, I understand the basic concept, although I'm having trouble translating that into program code, so I was thinking that if I could find some existing source code for this, then it would help me to get the ball rolling so to speak.

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    search these boards (the contest board in particular) for the connect 4 contest. I believe everyone posted their code and minimax was likely the basis for all of them.

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    Well, i recommend you read Russel and Norvig (ISBN 0-13-790395-2) for an overview of AI, as for example code, a simple google search should turn up examples of any particular technique. BTW russel and norvig is a very broad overview, I think they spend something like 4 pages on minimax, out of a 1000+ pages of text, so obviously AI is a very large field. I think they spend about 20 pages on neural networks, and then of course I have books that get more specific about neural networks in general, and then neural networks for specific applications, im sure there are similar texts for minimax.
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    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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