These recommended links are listed in alphabetical order under
each category. A few of these links point to PDF or Postscript files.
To read PDF files, you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe's
- Computer Science - AI
- Game AI - Chess AI
- Go AI - Local
- A good site for beginners who want to learn C++, with a nice
set of tutorials and a very good, active message board.
This site is well-maintained and updated, so it is easy to navigate
and learn from.
- The Code Project
- A well written site with an expansive, active message-board
system and a large number of articles on many specific
programming topics. Although it is aimed towards more experienced
programmers, it also has many beginner's articles.
Watson's Loving Lisp - the Savy Programmer's Secret Weapon
- LISP (List Processing) is an often-used language
for AI because of its recursive nature and small number of data-structures.
This free book on the internet (it's supported by small
donations) is a very handy introduction to this unique language
(this book covers the Common Lisp variation). It comes
in a 330 KB Zip file.
- The Programmer's
- With many files to download, a very extensive list of links,
and a very active message board, it is what the name declares: a programmer's heaven, especially for the beginners looking
- A great site with large databases of C++ resources, including
tutorials, source code, and links. The site also has programming
contests and a set of C++ forums on programming topics from Algorithms
to Windows/Unix programming.
Artificial Intelligence Repository
CMU's collection of FAQ's is an excellent source of information
about AI. Although the site is not as easy to navigate as some
of the others are, the FAQ's are easy to understand and read (for
the most part).
- Links to Online Algorithms Resources
A nice collection to a variety of important and interesting algorithms from several fields, including encryption and genetic algorithms
- Free Online Dictionary
of Computing (FOLDOC)
- A great dictionary for looking-up those strange terms
that you may come across while reading about Computer Science
and AI. It has entries of everything from recursion to finite-state
machines, and the entries have full definitions that are extremely
understandable. A very handy reference.
- NIST Dictionary
of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
- This site defines just about any term you will come across while
studying computer science and artificial intelligence. Although
sometimes it can be a bit cryptic and terse, overall, it can be
quite helpful in understanding the complex jargon of computer
science and AI.
ELIZA on the Web
An adaptation of one of the most famous demonstrations
of "Robot Intellect," this program was designed to participate
in a Turing Test type situation. Apparently, some people were
fooled by it! Try it out! It's fun!
A very helpful site full of well-written essays on AI,
everything from the theoretical to the technical and specific.
The site also has some downloadable files, many of which are compiled
programs that can demonstrate certain algorithms. Although the
essays are often very technical and specific, the site is still
a great place for beginners to learn about AI.
A fun site, with flashy graphics and demos. This site
is more weighted towards philosophy and doesn't have much
technical information, so it should be easy for anyone to read.
Beware, however, because this site is a bit media heavy, and so
it might take a long time to load on a slow interent connection.
Watson's Practical AI Programming in Java
A great free book on the internet (it's supported by
small donations). It covers the basics of AI programming,
such as Searching algorithms (like the alpha-beta algorithm),
Neural Networks, the Genetic Algorithm, and Natural Language Processing.
It comes with lots of Java source code, so it's quite good to
learn from. Go download the book!! (It is a 1.1 megabyte Zip file.)
A large site maintained by an experienced game programmer. It
has a hundreds of links to online resources, as well as
archived discussions on many game AI programming topics. Beginners
might find it bewildering, but for those who are familiar with
programming, it is a great guide to finding the information
Machine Learning in
A good place to find information on programming Go, Chess,
and other games as well. It's a nice starting point for research,
and should be quite interesting for beginners as well.
- Fran�ois Dominic Laram�e's Chess Programming Articles
- These are a great introduction to Chess programming,
and very extensive. It is easy to read and not very technical
at all, perfect for the beginner. They come in 6 seperate parts:
- AGA Computer Go Page
- Hosted by the American Go Association, this page is full
of information about Go programming, from sample games between
people and computers to analyses about computer program strengths
Go Mailing List
- This mailing list is mostly for programmers working on
actual programs. It discusses many of the problems that developers
have to deal with in making Go programs.
Go Playing Strategy in Neural Networks
- A paper in PDF format about the usefulness of Neural Networks
and the Genetic Algorithm in Go programs, which are mostly knowledge
databases and classical AI. An interesting discussion, but maybe
a bit technical for the unintiated.
Learning, Game Playing, and Go
- A paper in Postscript format about the relationship between
Machine learning and Go, with analyses on a wide variety of
commercial Go programs. It is quite interesting for anyone interested
in programming Go. (The link is to a zip file, and the zip file
contains the postscript file).
Reiss's Computer Go Page
- An informative page by the creator of Go4++, one of the
the top computer Go playing programs in the world. This page has
links to many other internet resources on Go programming.