AI: Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting, day 1 session 1: Purpose, structure and introductions
This transcript from Day 1, Session 1 of the AI Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting includes short biographies from each of the meeting participants. Moderators Burton Grad and David Brock also give an overview of the meeting’s schedule and introduce the topic: the development of expert systems research and technology from the 1960s through the 1990s. Day 1 will focus on the early era, from 1955 to 1985, as well as on the business side. Day 2 will focus on how expert systems and derivative technologies were applied and what the applications were. The meeting will conclude with a discussion of the decline of the industry in the late 1990s. The participants talk about the different approaches and technologies that came out of this period and about what was happening and why.