Artifact Details

Title

AAAI-17 Invited Panel on Artificial Intelligence (AI) history: Expert systems

Catalog Number

102738231

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-02-06

Participants

Brock, David C., Moderator
Buchanan, Bruce, Speaker
Davis, Randall, Speaker
Feigenbaum, Edward, Speaker
Horvitz, Eric, Speaker

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Place of Publication

San Francisco, CA

Format

MOV

Description

A New York Times Magazine article recently announced “The Great A.I. Awakening”: The rise of Recognition Systems based on machine learning methods and neural networks, and their use by commercial firms. This view predominates inside and outside of the AI community. Yet this view neglects AI's previous awakenings.

In 1985, Allen Newell, AAAI's first President, wrote: “There is no doubt, as far as I am concerned, that the development of expert systems is the major advance in the field during the last decade.... The emergence of expert systems has transformed the enterprise of AI.”

Further, Computerworld reported that, “Recent advances in expert systems are putting society at the brink of a massive application of artificial intelligence.” From, roughly, 1970 to 1993, Expert Systems captivated the AI community and public as do today's Recognition Systems. Expert Systems technology was absorbed by the software industry, omnipresent but unnoted in contemporary software. What is the history of Expert Systems, and how does it inform the development of machine learning and neural networks today? A panel of former AAAI presidents — all major contributors to the expert systems story — provide insights and perspectives.

Category

Talk

Credit

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Lot Number

X8151.2017