Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig
Pearson; 3rd global edition
The third global edition of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (PDF) provides the reader with the most thorough and up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI). This e-textbook is number one in its field and is perfect for AI classes that are either one or two semesters long, whether they are at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Authors Dr. Peter Norvig and Professor Sebastian Thrun, both of whom contributed to the third edition of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach published by Pearson, are currently teaching a free online course on the subject of artificial intelligence at Stanford University.
The artificial intelligence class is reportedly “one of three being given experimentally by the Stanford computer science department to extend technological knowledge and abilities beyond this exclusive university to the entire world,” as stated in an article published in The New York Times. Dr. Jennifer Widom, a Pearson author and professor, is in charge of one of the other two classes, which is an introduction to database software.