Computers That Think Better
Paul Kinnucan, in Think Better High Technology (Nov.-Dec. 1982), 38 Commercial Wharf, Boston, Mass. 021 10.
During the 1960s, "smart" computers that could defeat humans in chess matches caused a short-lived sensation, but failed to meet the higher expectations of their admirers. Today, however, artificial intel- ligence (AI) is making a comeback.
The first smart computers suffered from exaggerated claims, a high failure rate, and unwieldy size. But all this has changed, thanks to the...