WIT Press

The History Of Artificial Intelligence Or From The "Dark Ages" To The Knowledge-based Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI970381

Volume

19

Pages

21

Published

1997

Size

69 kb

Author(s)

M. Negnevitsky

Abstract

We live in the era of the knowledge revolution when power of a nation is determined not by a number of soldiers in its army but the knowledge it possesses. Science, medicine engineering and business propel the nation towards a higher quality of life but also require highly qualified and skilful people. We are now adopting intelligent machines that can capture the expertise of such knowledgeable people and reason in a manner simular to humans. The desire for intelligent machines was just an elusive dream until the first computer was developed. This paper describes the history of artificial intelligence. The early computers were able to perform manipulation of large data bases effectively following prescribed algorith

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