Artifact Details

Title

AI: Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting, day 1 session 4: Business reviews for initial companies

Catalog Number

102781124

Type

Document

Description

This transcript from Session 4 of the AI Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting covers the developments in the AI and expert systems field in the 1980s and 1990s and includes short histories of five companies founded during this period: Advanced Decision Systems (ADS) and its spinoff Verity, AI Corporation, Carnegie Group, Teknowledge, and MCC. 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. This session also includes an in-depth discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of LISP development environments, programming, machines, and products. The participants explore if and how the use of LISP affected the growth of expert systems companies. The discussion also covers the US National Cooperative Research Act (NCRA) and its effect on the expert systems research.

Date

2018-05-14

Contributor

Allen, Brad, Speaker
Baltes, Cheryl, Editor
Barr, Avron, Speaker
Brock, David C., Moderator
Brown, Denny, Speaker
Dick, Stephanie, Speaker
Feigenbaum, Edward, Speaker
Fox, Mark, Speaker
Friedland, Peter, Speaker
Garvey, Colin, Speaker
Grad, Burt, Moderator
Grier, David, Speaker
Haigh, Thomas, Speaker
Harmon, Paul, Speaker
Hart, Peter, Speaker
Hemmendinger, David, Speaker
Hendrix, Gary G., Speaker
Hsu, Hansen, Speaker
Kunze, Fritz, Speaker
LaHay, Edward, Speaker
Lenat, Douglas B., Speaker
Lewin, Dan'l, Speaker
McCune, Brian, Speaker
McJones, Paul, Speaker
Norvig, Peter, Speaker
Rappaport, Alain, Speaker
Schorr, Herb, Speaker
Shustek, Len, Speaker
Smith, Reid, Speaker
Zweben, Monte, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

39 p.

Format

PDF

Category

Transcription

Subject

Advanced Decision Systems (ADS); Artificial intelligence (AI); American Cimflex; Carnegie Mellon University; Cycorp; Cyn; Decision-Making Systems; Defense research; Expert systems; Interlisp; Intuit; LISP; MCC; RUBRIC; Symbolics; Teknowledge; Verity; National Cooperative Research Act (NCRA)

Collection Title

AI: Expert Systems Pioneer Meeting

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8652.2018