I am looking for information on where I should start towards learning to program game/other AI. I want to spend my time learning how to program AI, leaning heavily towards virtual agents (something that would probably be used in a game?). However, I am unsure on what books, programming languages, and platforms to start on.
I have a beginner backround in coding python/flash and I have done some scripting work in a few games as well. (Python)
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.