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Historical Background to AI

  • Turing Test

    Turing Test
    Alan Turing (later designer of the Colossus computer that helped break the German Enigma code in World War II) writes On Computable Numbers in which he suggests a universal machine that can do any calculation
  • Eliza

    Dr Weizenbaum of MIT designs ELIZA
  • Dendral - Expert System

    Dendral - Expert System
    Work began on DENDRAL, the first expert system
  • Liza & Perry

    Liza & Perry
    PARRY was an early example of a chatterbot, implemented in 1972 by psychiatrist Kenneth Colby.

    The AI language PROLOG (programmed logic) developed

    ALICE, an open source NL AI chat robot, wins the Loebner prize for the Turing test.
  • 2 items since 2000

    2 items since 2000
    Roomba - Roomba is a series of autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot.Under normal house conditions, the Roomba is able to autonomously vacuum the floor while navigating and avoiding obstacles.
  • 2 Items Since 2000

    2 Items Since 2000
    Robotic Lawn Mower - is an autonomous robot used to cut lawn grass. A typical robotic lawn mower requires the user to set up a border wire around the lawn that defines the area to be mowed. The robot uses this wire to locate the boundary of the area to be trimmed and in some cases to locate a recharging dock. Robotic mowers are capable of maintaining up to 5 acres (20,000 m2) of grass.