Best books about artificial intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)
This book is really great, the first chapter is about search algorithms (deep search, graph search, A* and so on). The other chapters are about neural nets, machine learning etc. The book also include many examples for algorithms and very much background knowledge.
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
This book is not just about A.I. but it's about building intelligent Web Applications with the help of A.I. concepts like neural networks etc. It also has a lot of cool code examples in phyton.