In which we try to explain why we consider artificial intelligence to be a subject
most worthy of study, and in which we try to decide what exactly it is, this being a
good thing to decide before embarking.
In which we see how treating states as more than just little black boxes leads to the
invention of a range of powerful new search methods and a deeper understanding
of problem structure and complexity.
In which we design agents that can form representations of a complex world, use a
process of inference to derive new representations about the world, and use these
new representations to deduce what to do.