Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a big field, and this is a big book. We have tried to explore the full breadth of the field, which encompasses logic, probability, and continuous mathematics; perception, reasoning, learning, and action; and everything from microelectronic devices to robotic planetary explorers. The book is also big because we got into some depth.
Our primary aim is to convey the ideas that have emerged over the past fifty years of AI research and the past two millennia of related work. […] This book is primarily intended for use in an undergraduate course or course sequence. (Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data 5th Edition; Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig; Pearson ; Preface: Pages vii, viii)