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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