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Comment Re:AIMA (Score 1) 266

The second edition of AIMA has much more content about "soft" AI methods than the first edition did; it's almost like there's a whole other book added. The second edition really is a great survey of all of the various subfields of AI, from traditional logic systems to neural networks to Bayesian reasoning and decision theory. I'd say its definitely worthwhile.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft/Novel agreement released

annodomini writes: "The SEC has posted the terms (with a few bits omitted for confidentiality) of therecent agreements between Microsoft and Novell, which have sparked so much debate in the Linux community and even led to changes in the GPLv3 drafting process. The three parts of the agreement are the Patent Cooperation Agreement, the Technical Collaboration Agreement, and the Business Collaboration Agreement. There are all sorts of interesting tidbits in here, like exceptions to a patent release for things like Wine, and all but calling OpenOffice a "clone" of Microsoft Office."
The Courts

Submission + - Apple and Apple kiss and make up

vague disclaimer writes: Apple Inc (the company formerly known as Apple Computer) and Apple Corps seem to have kissed and made up. Looks suspiciously like game set and match to Cupertino. Presumably it is only a matter of time before real Beatles musics makes an appearance on iTunes (as opposed to tributes and "singalongs").
Media (Apple)

Submission + - Deal ends Beatles' Apple battle

rkww writes: The BBC report that "Technology giant Apple has reached a deal with the Beatles to end the dispute over the use of the Apple name. Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and licence certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use."
Music

Submission + - The Beatles coming to iTunes

Little_Professor writes: "Technology giant Apple has reached a deal with the Beatles to end the dispute over the use of the Apple name. Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and licence certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use. The two companies have been wrangling over the use of the Apple name and logo for more than 25 years. The legal battle over the trademark will now end. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said the court dispute had been "painful"."
Software

Submission + - Let's Lisp again

enlivend writes: "Lisp is one of the oldest and best-loved programming languages around, but it gets relatively little attention from programmers despite its flexibility and power. Now the organisers of the 2007 International Lisp Conference hope to raise the language's profile by inviting entries for their latest programming contest... Read more..."

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