Title: Artificial Intelligence: the key to the future?

Authors: Yunus Kathawala, Dean Elmuti, Cynthia J. Timpner

Addresses: Lumpkin College of Business, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 61920, USA. ' Lumpkin College of Business, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 61920, USA. ' Lumpkin College of Business, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 61920, USA

Abstract: This paper explores the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is a brand of computer science which deals with intelligent machines that can understand language, learn, perceive, see, plan, act and reason. In this paper the evolution of and components of this technology are discussed. Emphasis is placed on one branch of AI, known as Expert Systems, although all facets of AI are covered. The development of AI systems is discussed and several applications in the manufacturing industry are presented. Benefits and problems associated with AI and Expert Systems are delineated in this transcript, and future implications for the field are explored.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; AI; economics; employment; expert systems; future; problem solving; means-end analysis; non-algorithmic methods; intelligent systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1989.062650

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1989 Vol.2 No.1, pp.56 - 61

Available online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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