Nature-inspired Algorithm Book Teaches Programmers Basics of Artificial Intelligence

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Second volume of the popular Artificial Intelligence for Humans series launches on Kickstarter.

AIFH Vol 1: Nature Inspired Algorithms

Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 1: Nature Inspired Algorithms

Artificial Intelligence for Humans is a series of books that presents the topic in a mathematically gentle manner

The birds and the bees serve as the muse behind the mathematical formulas featured in the latest book from data scientist Jeff Heaton that releases today on Kickstarter. This new volume of the Artificial Intelligence for Humans series introduces algorithms inspired by elements of nature to teach programmers the fundamentals of AI.

"Artificial Intelligence for Humans is a series of books that presents the topic in a mathematically gentle manner," said Heaton. "Computer programmers are not necessarily wizards of all the Calculus, Linear Algebra and Statistical concepts that are required to work with AI. This series will help programmers apply the ideas of AI to data analysis by fully explaining all the relevant math techniques and providing real-life examples."

As an important component to the fields of Data Science and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence allows businesses to capitalize on vast amounts of collected data so they can tailor their products to customer needs. Personalizing products for customers through data mining offers businesses the ability to enhance their services and profitability.

Heaton's latest volume on AI explores how genomes, cells, ants, birds, and evolution as well as other natural processes influence programming and provides useful applications for the IT professional interested in delving into this dynamic field of computer science.

Programming examples are provided in Java, C# and Python. Additional languages may be added as stretch goals during the Kickstarter campaign.

Heaton will seek Kickstarter pledges to support this book, prior to its August 2014 publication date, at levels between $5 and $250.

The first volume, Fundamental Algorithms (ISBN: 978-1493682225), attracted 818 backers and achieved 755% of its Kickstarter funding goal on July 10, 2013. It was delivered on time to project supporters in December 2013.

About Jeff Heaton: Data Scientist, computer programmer and indie publisher specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Jeff is an active technology blogger, open source contributor, and author of more than ten books. Having worked fifteen years in the life insurance industry, Jeff is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute and a senior member of the IEEE.

For more information about the Artificial Intelligence for Humans series, please contact Jeff Heaton [jheaton(at)heatonresearch(dot)com] or visit the following sites:

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