I've ordered a copy of the new fourth edition of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (due out by the end of the year).* I'm curious to see how traditional/mainstream AI researchers view what progress has been made in the last 10 years (i.e., since the third edition of AIMA came out). The very first edition of AIMA came out just about the time I was working with A.s.a. F. 1.0. It was billed as a book on intelligent agents. The "modern approach" was "agents."
* The price is outrageous, 200 $US.