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

Francesco Cesarini francesco@REDACTED
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.


Gene Sher <corticalcomputer@REDACTED> wrote:

>Hello Everyone,
>Quick update: I've recently convinced Springer to provide a discount.
>are offering 20% discount, with the discount code embedded in the
>link, good until 12/31:
>Also, if you have a University nearby, you can get a copy for just 25$,
>since Springer primarily deals with Universities and their Libraries,
>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,
>On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Gene Sher
>> Hello Erlangers,
>> The eBook version of my the Handbook of Neuroevolution Through
>Erlang, is
>> now in print:
>> 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
>>    systems
>>    - Explains why Neural Network based Computational Intelligence
>>    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
>>    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
>> (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,
>> 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
>> message passing paradigm which allows the developers to make full use
>> the multi-core & multi-cpu systems. *Handbook of Neuroevolution
>> Erlang* explains how to leverage Erlang’s features in the field of
>> machine learning, and the system’s real world applications, ranging
>> algorithmic financial trading to artificial life and robotics.
>> It covers in detail the subject of Neuroevolution, its applications,
>> Erlang is the quintessential neural network programming language, and
>> construction of DXNN2: https://github.com/CorticalComputer/DXNN2
>> A robust, purely Erlang, Topology and Weight Evolving Artificial
>> Network platform, capable of evolving direct and indirect systems,
>with and
>> without plasticity, and a hierarchical structure that yields easily
>> allow one to develop self-repairing intelligent agents.
>> Best regards,
>> -Gene
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