Assistant Professor Md Kamruzzaman Sarker Publishes Book

March 08, 2022
Submitted By: Mary Ingarra

Md Kamruzzaman Sarker, UHart assistant professor of Computing Sciences and Pascal Hitzler, Lloyd T. Smith creativity in engineering chair and professor of computer science at Kansas State University, published their edited book, Neuro-Symbolic Artificial Intelligence: The State of the Art.

The book provides an overview of the current state of the art of neuro-symbolic artificial intelligence, which is a subfield of artificial intelligence. It binds together two significantly different fields, neuro and symbolic. “Neuro “refers to the artificial neural networks, which is the backbone of deep learning and focuses on deductive reasoning. “Symbolic” refers to the algorithmic manipulation of understandable symbols and focuses on inductive reasoning. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and it is an open question on how to bring the benefits together from them.

"The book provides a timely overview of the state of the art in the emerging and increasingly important field of neuro-symbolic artificial intelligence," said Frank van Harmelen, professor in the computer science department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and principal investigator of the Hybrid Intelligence Centre.

The book is available as an eBook or print version from the publisher, IOS Press.