Computational Intelligence: An Introduction

Computational Intelligence: An Introduction

by Andries P. Engelbrecht
     
 
Can computers be intelligent?

This question causes even more debate than the definitions of intelligence do.

Computational intelligence is the study of adaptive mechanisms to enable or facilitate intelligent behaviour in complex and changing environments. As such, computational intelligence encompasses artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, swarm

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Can computers be intelligent?

This question causes even more debate than the definitions of intelligence do.

Computational intelligence is the study of adaptive mechanisms to enable or facilitate intelligent behaviour in complex and changing environments. As such, computational intelligence encompasses artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence and fuzzy systems.

This book presents a systematic introduction to the fundamentals of computational intelligence, including in-depth treatments of the more important and most frequently used techniques. Numerous explanations and exercises allow readers to implement the different techniques themselves, and to apply these techniques to solve real-world, complex problems.

Key features include: *State-of the-art coverage of the most recent developments in computational intelligence

*Balanced treatment of the different computational intelligence paradigms

*Complete algorithms in pseudo-code for easy implementation

*Exercises to stimulate thought and to breed new ideas

*Easily accessible style: ideal for readers new to the subject as well This comprehensive reference ranging from artificial neural networks to swarm intelligence will prove essential reading for undergraduates on third or fourth year and post-graduate courses in computer science as well as researchers new to the field.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a wonderful book on many of the 'hot topics'...a fascinating read for anyone studying computational intelligence..." (Measurement and Control, Vol 37(5), June 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470848708
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/18/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.93(d)

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