AI in the 1980s and Beyond: An MIT Survey

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W. Eric L. Grimson, Ramesh S. Patil
MIT Press, Sep 1, 1989 - Computers - 400 pages
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This collection of essays by 12 members of the MIT staff, provides an inside reporton the scope and expectations of current research in one of the world's major AI centers. Thechapters on artificial intelligence, expert systems, vision, robotics, and natural language provideboth a broad overview of current areas of activity and an assessment of the field at a time of greatpublic interest and rapid technological progress.Contents: Artificial Intelligence (Patrick H.Winston and Karen Prendergast). KnowledgeBased Systems (Randall Davis). Expert-System Tools andTechniques (Peter Szolovits). Medical Diagnosis: Evolution of Systems Building Expertise (Ramesh S.Patil). Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (Charles Rich and Richard C. Waters).Intelligent Natural Language Processing (Robert C. Berwick). Automatic Speech Recognition andUnderstanding (Victor W. Zue). Robot Programming and Artificial Intelligence (Tomas Lozano-Perez).Robot Hands and Tactile Sensing (John M. Hollerbach). Intelligent Vision (Michael Brady). MakingRobots See (W. Eric L. Grimson). Autonomous Mobile Robots (Rodney A. Brooks).W. Eric L. Grimson,author of From Images to Surfaces: A Computational Study of the Human Early Vision System (MIT Press1981), and Ramesh S. Patil are both Assistant Professors in the Department of Electrical Engineeringand Computer Science at MIT. AI in the 1980s and Beyond is included in the Artificial IntelligenceSeries, edited by Patrick H. Winston and Michael Brady.

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Marco A. Janssen is Associate Research Scientist at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change at Indiana University.

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