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Artificial intelligence yesterday, today and tomorrow

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 42nd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsKarolj Skala, Zeljka Car, Predrag Pale, Darko Huljenic, Matej Janjic, Marko Koricic, Vlado Sruk, Slobodan Ribaric, Tihana Galinac Grbac, Zeljko Butkovic, Marina Cicin-Sain, Dejan Skvorc, Mladen Mauher, Snjezana Babic, Stjepan Gros, Boris Vrdoljak, Edvard Tijan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789532330984
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019


ConferenceInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the current emerging technologies. In the history of computing AI has been in the similar role earlier - almost every decade since the 1950s, when the programming language Lisp was invented and used to implement self-modifying applications. The second time that AI was described as one of the frontier technologies was in the 1970s, when Expert Systems (ES) were developed. A decade later AI was again at the forefront when the Japanese government initiated its research and development effort to develop an AI-based computer architecture called the Fifth Generation Computer System (FGCS). Currently in the 2010s, AI is again on the frontier in the form of (self-)learning systems manifesting in robot applications, smart hubs, intelligent data analytics, etc. What is the reason for the cyclic reincarnation of AI? This paper gives a brief description of the history of AI and also answers the question above. The current AI “cycle” has the capability to change the world in many ways. In the context of the CE conference, it is important to understand the changes it will cause in education, the skills expected in different professions, and in society at large.


  • Artificial Intelligence, Computer, Computer-supported decision-making, Deep learning, Education, Emerging technology, Expert Systems, Fifth Generation Computer, Frontier technology, Learning, Lisp, Prolog

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