[erlang-questions] eBook version of the Handbook of Neuroevolution Through Erlang, is now available from Springer.

Francesco Cesarini <>
Sun Dec 9 12:02:54 CET 2012


Well done! As someone who always felt Erlang was a perfect match for certain branches of AI, I'm really excited to see this work in print. Hope others follow your example and get even more Erlang books written.

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Gene Sher <> wrote:

>Hello Everyone,
>
>Quick update: I've recently convinced Springer to provide a discount.
>They
>are offering 20% discount, with the discount code embedded in the
>following
>link, good until 12/31:
>http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-1-4614-4462-6?token=DWw53HF6DtywP8y
>
>Also, if you have a University nearby, you can get a copy for just 25$,
>since Springer primarily deals with Universities and their Libraries,
>your
>library and SpringerLink might already have access to the eBook. If you
>have access to SpringerLink, you can alternatively order a "MyCopy", a
>soft-cover version (black & white, rather than color) for $24.95.
>
>Best regards,
>-Gene
>
>On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Gene Sher
><>wrote:
>
>> Hello Erlangers,
>>
>> The eBook version of my the Handbook of Neuroevolution Through
>Erlang, is
>> now in print:
>http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-1-4614-4462-6
>> The Hardcover book will be available within the next 2-3 weeks from
>> Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Springer directly.
>>
>> Book overview:
>>
>>    - Provides a friendly step-by-step guide on the construction of
>>    Topology and Weight Evolving Artificial Neural Network systems
>from start
>>    to finish
>>    - Covers novel material for using Erlang in the construction of
>TWEANN
>>    systems
>>    - Explains why Neural Network based Computational Intelligence
>systems
>>    map perfectly to Erlang’s architecture, and the importance of this
>>    programming language to the future of computational intelligence
>>    - Introduces new TWEANN algorithms, with the final result being a
>>    concurrent, cutting edge, direct and indirect encoded, plasticity
>enabled,
>>    TWEANN platform
>>
>> *Handbook of Neuroevolution Through Erlang* presents both the theory
>> behind, and the methodology of, developing a neuroevolutionary-based
>> computational intelligence system using Erlang. With a foreword
>written by
>> Joe Armstrong, this handbook offers an extensive tutorial for
>creating a
>> state of the art Topology and Weight Evolving Artificial Neural
>Network
>> (TWEANN) platform. In a step-by-step format, the reader is guided
>from a
>> single simulated neuron to a complete system. By following these
>steps, the
>> reader will be able to use novel technology to build a TWEANN system,
>which
>> can be applied to Artificial Life simulation, and Forex trading.
>Because of
>> Erlang’s architecture, it perfectly matches that of evolutionary and
>> neurocomptational systems. As a programming language, it is a
>concurrent,
>> message passing paradigm which allows the developers to make full use
>of
>> the multi-core & multi-cpu systems. *Handbook of Neuroevolution
>Through
>> Erlang* explains how to leverage Erlang’s features in the field of
>> machine learning, and the system’s real world applications, ranging
>from
>> algorithmic financial trading to artificial life and robotics.
>>
>> It covers in detail the subject of Neuroevolution, its applications,
>why
>> Erlang is the quintessential neural network programming language, and
>the
>> construction of DXNN2: https://github.com/CorticalComputer/DXNN2
>> A robust, purely Erlang, Topology and Weight Evolving Artificial
>Neural
>> Network platform, capable of evolving direct and indirect systems,
>with and
>> without plasticity, and a hierarchical structure that yields easily
>to
>> allow one to develop self-repairing intelligent agents.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> -Gene
>>
>
>
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