Issue No. 05 - May (2003 vol. 36)
Adrian A. Hopgood , Nottingham Trent University
<p>Artificial intelligence is not just hype, as many working applications use AI techniques. However, we have yet to develop a system that spans the full spectrum of intelligent behavior. For example, building a system that can make sensible decisions about unfamiliar situations in everyday, nonspecialist domains remains difficult.</p><p>Nevertheless, it seems likely that applications like distributed blackboards will continue apace in specialist domains. This quiet revolution can make a significant contribution to our lives. Meanwhile, we can also expect progress toward the popular idea of AI manifested in human-like robots as we progress in simulating vision, language, common sense, and adaptability behaviors.</p>
A. A. Hopgood, "Artificial Intelligence: Hype or Reality?," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 24-28, 2003.