Authors: Vincent P. Luchsinger, John Van Blois
Addresses: University of Baltimore, USA. ' IBM Corporation, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most watched fields in computer applications today. A vast number of changes are seen in this field, although AI has been in existence for several decades in more primitive forms. This paper reviews the most salient events in recent AI history and looks at some hands-on type applications in contemporary manufacturing. Matching the growing AI capabilities to manufacturing requirements planning systems, user needs, and design and control factors is a serious challenge that faces systems engineers, computer scientists and manufacturing managers. Strategies appropriate to uses of AI are discussed, as well as prospects for AI use in manufacturing into the 1990s.
Keywords: artificial intelligence; AI; intelligent manufacturing; process planning; process control; expert systems; automatic reasoning.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1989 Vol.2 No.1, pp.62 - 65
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