S. J. Russell, P. Norvig. Artifical Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Pearson Education, 2nd Edition, 2003.

Russel and Norvig provide one of the standard textbooks for many undergraduate courses on artificial intelligence and related topic. This can easily be seen using the interactive world map of universities that adopted the textbook as part of their course offerings. Still, the emphasis is on undergraduate. Personally, I cannot recommend the textbook for graduate students or undergraduate students with experience in related topics. For example, I already completed courses on data mining and machine learning. Furthermore, courses on mathematical logic (in particular, first-order logic, resolution etc.) and problem solving based on logic are often mandatory at German universities. Overall, the textbook does not offer many new insights for graduate students and many topics are covered merely superficially.

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