Wednesday, December 28, 2005

"Foundatations and Grand Challenges of Artificial Intelligence"

This article by Raj Reddi is a nice short overview of AI history prior to 1990.

What can we do today that we could not do thirty years ago? It is fortunate that AI has several areas in which there has been sustained research over the past twenty to thirty years. These areas are chess, natural language, speech, vision, robotics and expert systems. I would like to illustrate the progress by providing a historical perspective on some of these areas.
More fun articles from Raj Reddi can be found on his webpage, I liked "Computing - the next 10 years"(2001), "Implications of Infinite Memory and Bandwidth" (2000) and All Authored Works On-Line : A Global Infrastructure for Universal Access to Information (1997).

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