Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around almost as long as computers havebeen. It is only relatively recently, however, that some basic AI techniques havebeen brought to bear on common software problems. This is not a book aboutAI theory. It is a book about utilizing some AI technologies to enhance thevalue of both new and existing applications. The four AI areas covered in thisbook are Speech Recognition, Intelligent Agents, Data Mining, and Rule-BasedSystems. Through sample real-world applications, Sara Rea shows how to makethe AI technologies both accessible and usable. Most books on AI are eitherdense, theoretical text books, or else general-interest trade books. This will bethe first book to show working .NET developers how to incorporate AI intotheir daily work.