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Applied Intelligent Systems : New Directions - John Fulcher

Applied Intelligent Systems

New Directions

By: John Fulcher (Editor)

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Humans have always been hopeless at predicting the futuremost people now generally agree that the margin of viability in prophecy appears to be 1 ten years. Even sophisticated research endeavours in this arena tend to go 2 off the rails after a decade or so. The computer industry has been particularly prone to bold (and often way off the mark) predictions, for example: 'I think there is a world market for maybe five computers' Thomas J. Watson, IBM Chairman (1943), 'I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year' Prentice Hall Editor (1957), 'There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home' Ken Olsen, founder of DEC (1977) and '640K ought to be enough for anybody' Bill Gates, CEO Microsoft (1981). 3 The field of Artificial Intelligence - right from its inception - has been particularly plagued by 'bold prediction syndrome', and often by leading practitioners who should know better. AI has received a lot of bad press 4 over the decades, and a lot of it deservedly so. How often have we groaned in despair at the latest 'by the year-20xx, we will all have(insert your own particular 'hobby horse' here - e. g.

Adaptive technical analysis in the financial markets using machine learning : a statistical view
Higher order neural networks for satellite weather prediction
Independent component analysis
Regulatory applications of artificial intelligence
An introduction to collective intelligence
Where are all the mobile robots?
Building intelligent legal decision support systems : past practice and future challenges
Forming human-agent teams within hostile environments
Fuzzy multivariate auto-regression method and its application
Selective attention adaptive resonance theory and object recognition
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ISBN: 9783540211532
ISBN-10: 3540211535
Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64