Artificial Intelligence (html|pdf)

David B. Leake. To appear as the home article on Artificial Intelligence in the Van Nostrand Scientific Encyclopedia, Ninth Edition, Wiley, New York, in press (expected publication in 2002). 11 pages.


This article provides a non-technical introduction to artificial intelligence. It sketches the history of AI, discusses the perspectives driving different approaches to AI research, samples major research areas, and illustrates the practical impact of AI technology. It was written as the home entry on artificial intelligence for the Van Nostrand Scientific Encyclopedia,

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