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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Close enough to the U.S. Edition for most purposes, January 13, 2015
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Since this version of the book is for the Indian market, I was a bit worried about the potential differences from the U.S. 3rd edition. But after doing a first-hand comparison, I found a LOT more similarities than differences.

The biggest difference is the absence of the last two chapters. The U.S. edition includes: Chapter 26, "Philosophical Foundations", which covers arguments over consciousness in machines and the possibility of robot uprisings; and Chapter 27, "AI: The Present and Future", which *briefly* describes some things AI researchers need to work on before we can build a "general-purpose intelligent agent" (a.k.a. one single AI that will be good enough at a lot of different tasks). These two chapters are interesting, but I wouldn't call them core material, so I'm not surprised they got left out.

Other than that, the differences are astonishingly minor. The chapters are unnumbered, and some of them swapped places for no reason, but all the content from... Read more
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book: Horrendous Kindle Conversion, November 19, 2011
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This review is from: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition) (Hardcover)
This is the best introductory review to Artificial Intelligence on the market. It's very well written and organized. There are other books that are better for focusing on one particular aspect of AI, but as a general book this is the best I've seen. If you are looking for a really good introductory textbook to AI that does not completely dumb things down, buy this book.

Most of the negative comments about this book come from people stating that it's not a big enough update from the prior edition. While it's true that the entire field of AI has not been completely updated since the last edition, it's also not the case that this book comes out with new editions with the frequency of some Calculus or Economics textbooks where new editions seem to come out purely to ensure students can't buy a used book for the course. The updates are substantial. Whether the new edition gives you enough extra to want to buy it if you own the old edition is a decision only you can make... Read more
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the ebook, October 1, 2015
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So far this book is wonderful. I greatly, greatly wish I had bought the physical book. The ebook is so, unbelievably bad. It's basically just a scan of the actual book. You have no control over the font or the colors. I have to zoom in just to be able to read it. It shouldn't be sold as an ebook if this is the quality they are pushing. The book itself is 5 stars, but the ebook is 1.

If I could return the ebook and get the paperback, I would.
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