AI: Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting, day 1 session 3: AI science and technology 1965 to 1980
This transcript from Session 3 of the AI Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting covers the developments in the AI and expert systems field and the work between 1965 and 1985. Following a brief overview of the contributions and future of the Computer History Museum, the participants continue exploring the topics discussed during the earlier Sessions 1 and 2: the technologies that contributed to expert systems advancements, the problems the field was trying to solve during this period, and the approaches adopted to solve those problems. The discussion also includes short histories of three early companies: Machine Intelligence and its spinoff Symantec, Intelligenetics/IntelliCorp, and Inference. The company founders explain how and when each was founded, list their primary products and services, and discuss their main sources of funding and revenue.