Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks


Ms. V. Sangeetha

Lt. Dr. S. Kevin Andrews

Publication Date:

June 2023

No.of Pages: 172
Price: ₹ 375/-


Magestic Technology Solutions (P) Ltd.
Place of Publication:
Chennai, India.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a defining force in the current era, shaping the contours of technology and deeply permeating our everyday lives. From autonomous vehicles to predictive analytics and personalized recommendations, AI continues to revolutionize various facets of human existence, progressively becoming the invisible hand guiding our decisions. Simultaneously, its growing influence necessitates the need for a nuanced understanding of AI, thereby providing the impetus for this book, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks.” This book aims to equip its readers with a comprehensive understanding of AI and its subsets, machine learning and deep learning, with a particular emphasis on neural networks. It is designed for novices venturing into the field, as well as experienced learners who desire to solidify their knowledge base or delve deeper into advanced topics. In Chapter 1, we provide a thorough introduction to the world of AI, exploring its definition, historical trajectory, and categories. We delve into the applications of AI, and underscore the ethical implications associated with its proliferation.
Chapter 2 introduces machine learning, elucidating its types and basic algorithms. We examine the practical applications of machine learning and delve into challenges such as overfitting, underfitting, and model validation. Deep learning and neural networks, an integral part of AI, form the crux of Chapter 3. We provide a lucid introduction to deep learning, describe the structure of neural networks, and explore forward and backward propagation. This chapter also delves into the specifics of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs). In Chapter 4, we outline the steps to train neural networks, including data preprocessing, cost functions, gradient descent, and various optimizers. We also delve into regularization techniques and methods for evaluating a neural network model. Chapter 5 focuses on specialized topics in neural networks such as autoencoders, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Long Short-Term Memory Networks (LSTMs), and Neural Architecture Search (NAS). In Chapter 6, we illustrate the practical applications of neural networks, examining their role in computer vision, natural language processing, predictive analytics, autonomous vehicles, and the healthcare industry. Chapter 7 gazes into the future of AI and neural networks. It discusses the current challenges in these fields, emerging trends, and future ethical considerations. It also examines the potential impacts of AI and neural networks on society. Finally, Chapter 8 concludes the book with a recap of key learnings, implications for readers, and resources for further study. This book aims not only to provide a robust theoretical foundation but also to kindle a sense of curiosity and excitement about the endless possibilities AI and neural networks offer. The journey may seem daunting at first, but with perseverance and passion, the reader will find it rewarding. The future of AI beckons. Let’s embark on this journey together.

Book Citation

V.Sangeetha, Kevin Andrews, (2023).Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks. Magestic Technology Solutions (P) Ltd. ISBN: 978-93-92090-24-0, DOI:

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