I have no personal experience with the book, but I am sure if you have vested longterm interest in the subject, then its probably worth it.
I'd also suggest checking outhttp://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic/
> Engineering > Computer Science
There is a lot of stuff regarding automata, computer learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms, minds, neural networks, and tons tons more
There is also tons of stuff out there on the internet elsewhere as well. However I do like a good book from time to time.