Joseph D. Bronzino and Ralph A. Morelli
Encouraged by optimistic pronouncements about the power of artificial
intelligence (AI), business leaders have invested heavily in developing
new computer programs, called expert systems, which are designed to
represent human knowledge or expertise. Consequently, it is not
surprising that knowledge itself is about to become the new coin of the
realm for industry and nations.
The field of Al and some of its basic applications, therefore, are
important and need to be properly understood. With this in mind, this
module is written to present the basic concepts underlying the general
field of artificial intelligence and highlight the techniques employed
in the development of knowledge-based expert systems.
The math includes, logic, neural nets, truth tables, hard counting
problems, and development of computer algorithms.