[erlang-questions] Artificial Intelligence and Erlang?
Mon Apr 30 17:20:37 CEST 2012
Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Yves S. Garret wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a good source on AI and Erlang? A book would be
>> awesome! Most of the sources that I see out there have Lisp as the
>> functional programming language of choice. Erlang seems like a
>> better option given it's nature of distributed nature and ability to
>> place a ton of processes in less space.
> Not Erlang per se, but Erlang is really an implementation of the Actor
> formalism. You'll find a lot if you google on things like:
> "actor model"
> "actor formalism"
> planner (the computer language)
> "Carl Hewitt" - the father of the actor formalism
> be warned, if you google on "artifical intelligence" + actors - you'll
> get lots of pages on A.I. the movie :-)
Should have added: multi-agent systems are also an actor-like model
that map nicely onto Erlang, but for some reason seem mostly to be
developed in Java. I expect a lot of the higher-level architectural
models and design patterns for multi-agent systems would be trivial to
implement in Erlang.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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