This book will help in fast decision making and solving complex real-world problems. In recent years, the fields of artificial intelligence along with nanotechnology, robotics and 3D printing have been referred to as the technologies of the future which will help mankind move towards a time of self-sustainability and development even in resource limited environments. Systems which mimic cognitive functions such as learning and problem solving, are referred to as intelligent systems. Such systems have the capability to ‘think’ and ‘act’ in times when expert procedures are required in real world scenarios. In recent years, the field of artificial intelligence has given rise to several branches such as swarm intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms.
Swarm intelligence systems mimic the intelligent behaviors of a group or a colony of organisms such as a swarm of bees or a school of fish, in which the individuals of the group collectively work together to reach a common goal. Recent artificial intelligence approaches such as deep learning techniques and swarm intelligence algorithms have been proved to be useful in the development of intelligent systems in a variety of fields such as medical and biological systems, process control, etc. This book discusses few applications of computational intelligence algorithms such as social group optimization, convolutional neural networks, firefly algorithm and non-dominated sorting in genetic algorithms. The purpose of this book is to bring multidisciplinary researchers together to discuss state-of-art applications of artificial intelligence.