60 страниц. 2013 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This manuscript provides basic ideas of how the field of artificial intelligence has been developing in the past, basic concepts about intelligent agents and the most used environments, compares the performance of different types of agents and illustrates some examples with explanations. The illustrative examples of different types of logic are provided to show the importance of logic. The future of artificial intelligence is discussed to give an idea in which direction the field will be developing.