The chapters in this volume explore cutting-edge research being conducted on emerging information technologies. All of the technologies are well known; this book's unique contribution is its explanation of the application and relevance for managers, consultants, and decision makers. The ultimate purpose of Emerging Information Technologies is to enable its readers - managers, consultants, scholars, and researchers - to build bridges from technological emergence to the technological sublime. In-depth topics include * Recommendation Systems * Hypermedia/Hypertext * Data Warehousing * Artificial Intelligence (AI) * Group Support Systems (GSS) * Executive Information Systems (EIS) * Virtual Teams * Information Delivery Systems (IDS) * E-Commerce * Client Server Systems * Knowledge Work Productivity

Artificial Intelligence: A Short History and the Next 40 Years

Artificial intelligence: A short history and the next 40 years

A Short History of the Previous 40 Years of Al1

Empirical work on artificial intelligence began in the early to mid 1950s. That makes the field a little more than 40 years old now—a ripe enough age to assess what progress has been made and what lies ahead. In the space of a short chapter such as this, it is clearly impossible to cover the whole of a very diverse field; to attempt to do so would inevitably end in superficiality. The path we have chosen is to focus on a relatively small number of representative issues that we find to be of greatest interest and that ...

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