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Applied Intelligent Systems: New Directions - Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing 153 (Hardback)
  • Applied Intelligent Systems: New Directions - Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing 153 (Hardback)
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Applied Intelligent Systems: New Directions - Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing 153 (Hardback)

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Hardback 325 Pages / Published: 05/05/2004
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Humans have always been hopeless at predicting the future...most people now generally agree that the margin of viability in prophecy appears to be 1 ten years. Even sophisticated research endeavours in this arena tend to go 2 off the rails after a decade or so. The computer industry has been particularly prone to bold (and often way off the mark) predictions, for example: `I think there is a world market for maybe five computers' Thomas J. Watson, IBM Chairman (1943), `I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year' Prentice Hall Editor (1957), `There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home' Ken Olsen, founder of DEC (1977) and `640K ought to be enough for anybody' Bill Gates, CEO Microsoft (1981). 3 The field of Artificial Intelligence - right from its inception - has been particularly plagued by `bold prediction syndrome', and often by leading practitioners who should know better. AI has received a lot of bad press 4 over the decades, and a lot of it deservedly so. How often have we groaned in despair at the latest `by the year-20xx, we will all have...(insert your own particular `hobby horse' here - e. g.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540211532
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 747 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.

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