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For questions related to the book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Peter Norvig and Stuart J. Russell.

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What is the difference between derivation and entailment?

Here is the (maybe abridged) definition from the book - Artificial Intelligence, a modern approach An inference algorithm 𝑖 is sound or truth-preserving if it derives only entailed sentences It is ...
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Why would the lookup table (of a table-driven artificial agent) need to store data at pixel precision?

While reading the book AI A modern approach, 4th ed, I came across the section of "Agent program" with following text: It is instructive to consider why the table-driven approach to agent ...
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What does the statement with the max do in the recursive best-first search algorithm?

I am reading the book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Stuart and Norvig. I'm having trouble understanding a step of the recursive best-first search (RBFS) algorithm. Here's the ...
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Understanding the pseudocode of uniform-cost search from the book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”

On page 84 of Russell & Norvig's book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Book" (3rd edition), the pseudocode for uniform cost search is given. I provided a screenshot of it here for your ...
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What is the difference between the concepts “known environment” and “deterministic environment”?

According to the book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach", "In a known environment, the outcomes (or outcome probabilities if the environment is stochastic) for all actions are given.", and ...
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2020 is fast approaching: what changes should a book like AIMA contain to be more up to date? [closed]

Just found out that the book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" the fourth edition will be released in April 2020. The book is a major reference for anyone that wants to get in the field of ...
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A* and uniform-cost search are apparently incomplete

Consider the following diagram of a graph representing a search space. If we start at $B$ and try to reach goal state $E$, the lowest-cost first search (LCFS) (aka uniform-cost search) algorithm ...
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What does the Markov assumption say about the history of state sequences?

Does the Markov assumption say that the conditional probability of the next state only depends on the current state or does it say that the conditional probability depends on a fixed finite number of ...
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What is the difference between a problem representation and problem modelling?

As far as I know, a problem representation is the formulation of the problem in a way that it can be programmed and therefore solved (for example, you can represent the $N$-queens problem by using an ...
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How can I solve part b of exercise 3.6 from the book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”?

I am trying to solve part b of the exercise 3.6 (page 113) from the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. More specifically, I need to give a complete problem formulation (that is precise ...
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When is knowledge base consistent?

I am studying a knowledge base (KB) from the book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig) and from this series of slides. A formula is satisfiable if there ...
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What are some alternatives to the book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”?

There are two textbooks that I most love and am most afraid of in the world: Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen et al. and Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Norvig et al. I have started ...
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Are all fully observable environments episodic?

According to the definition of a fully observable environment in Russell & Norvig, AIMA (2nd ed), pages 41-44, an environment is only fully observable if it requires zero memory for an agent to ...
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How to turn a ternary constraint into three binary constraints?

I'm trying to solve problem 6.6 from the book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, by Peter Norvig and Stuart Russell. This is in the context of Constraint Satisfaction Problem and how you can ...
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What is the difference between an agent function and an agent program?

What is the difference between an agent function and an agent program (with respect to the percept sequence)? In the book "Artificial Intelligence: A modern approach", The agent function, ...