Edward Feigenbaum

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NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD.

Most Thinking Allowed programs are indeed timeless. This program is somewhat historical, if not historic. It documents the cutting edge of computer intelligence as it stood in January, 1989 when the program was recorded. It anticipates future developments in knowledge systems such as IBM's Watson.

Edward A. Feigenbaum, Ph.D., recognized as the "father of expert systems." He is co-editor of The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and co-author, with H. Penny Nii, of The Rise of the Expert Company. Here they describe the use of "knowledge engineering" to create expert computer systems which function at levels of high competency in medicine, engineering, financial forecasting, manufacturing, quality control.