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Artificial Intelligence in Engineering: Personal Reflections



Ram D. Sriram


The field of artificial intelligence (AI), as we understand it now, got its impetus during a two-month workshop organized by John McCarthy (Stanford University), one of the founding fathers of AI, in Dartmouth in the summer of 1956. The term Artificial Intelligence was coined at this workshop. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), IBM, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) were well represented. Allen Newell and Herbert Simon from CMU showed a prototype of a program that emulated certain aspects of logical decision making. This generated considerable interest and hope for the future.
Editorial to appear in Advanced Engineering Informatics


AI, Artificial Intelligence, Design and Planning Processes, knowledge representation, logical decision making, problem solving


Sriram, R. (2006), Artificial Intelligence in Engineering: Personal Reflections, Editorial to appear in Advanced Engineering Informatics, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created January 1, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017