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Beginning Artificial Intelligence with the Raspberry Pi


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Donald J. Norris
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


Gain a gentle introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) using the Raspberry Pi as the computing platform. Most of the major AI topics will be explored, including expert systems, machine learning both shallow and deep, fuzzy logic control, and more!

AI in action will be demonstrated using the Python language on the Raspberry Pi.  The Prolog language will also be introduced and used to demonstrate fundamental AI concepts.  In addition, the Wolfram language will be used as part of the deep machine learning demonstrations.

A series of projects will walk you through how to implement AI concepts with the Raspberry Pi. Minimal expense is needed for the projects as only a few sensors and actuators will be required. Beginners and hobbyists can jump right in to creating AI projects with the Raspberry PI using this book.


Artificial Intelligence AI Raspberry Pi expert system fuzzy logic machine learning computer vision neural network genetic algorithm image recognition subsumtion

Authors and affiliations

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About the authors

Donald J. Norris has a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA specializing in production management. He teaches undergrad and grad courses in the IT subject area at Southern New Hampshire University. He also created and teaches several robotics courses there. He has over 36 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor at a variety of colleges and universities. Mr. Norris retired from civilian government service with the U.S. Navy, where he specialized in acoustics related to nuclear submarines and associated advanced digital signal processing. Since then, he has spent more than 22 years as a professional software developer using C, C#, C++, Python, Node.js and Java, as well as 5 years as a certified IT security consultant. Mr. Norris started a consultancy, Norris Embedded Software Solutions (dba NESS LLC), that specializes in developing application solutions using microprocessors and microcontrollers. He likes to think of himself as a perpetual hobbyist and geek and is always trying out new approaches and out-of-the-box experiments. He is a licensed private pilot, photography buff, amateur radio operator, and avid runner.

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“This book is a practical introduction to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) that can serve as either a primer to the subject or a companion to theoretical studies. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; professionals and practitioners.” (J. M. Smith, Choice, Vol. 55 (6), February, 2018)