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Interesting Article...
« on: July 21, 2007, 11:32:58 pm »
Came uopn this while surfing the virtual waves....

From the Bearue of Industry and Scence, US Dept of Commerce.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology of strategic importance to the military and of increasing importance to the international competitiveness of U.S. corporations. AI's greatest value is automating and increasing the utilization of expert or organizational knowledge (i.e., knowing what to do with given information or circumstances). Although AI technology is still in its early stages of development, many spectacular success stories in both military and major corporation applications serve as testimonials to AI's potential. The best AI systems save companies and the government millions of dollars a year.

The United States leads the world in nearly all aspects of AI technology, largely due to over 30 years of patronage by the Department of Defense (DoD). Currently, the United States alone accounts for over 60 percent of an estimated $900 million global AI market. Cutting edge (usually very expensive) AI applications, accounting for almost two-thirds of the U.S. market, are normally developed internally by DoD and a handful of major corporations (mostly) in the information technology field (AT&T, DEC, IBM, Apple, Intel, etc.).

More mature and proven AI technologies are packaged and marketed by merchant vendors. Most merchant AI systems are small in scope, and range in price from about $100 to $250,000. An estimated 70-80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies use AI technology to varying degrees. The merchant market, comprising about one-third of the global market, is intensely competitive and innovative, but not profitable. Between 1988-1993, merchant revenues more than doubled. However, vendors came and went by the dozens. About five or six leaders have emerged, but in 1993 only one had sales of over $40 million.



For full (long) article...use link below...

http://www.bis.doc.gov/defenseindustrialbaseprograms/OSIES/DefMarketResearchRpts/ArtificialIntell1994.html

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Re: Interesting Article...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 01:07:35 pm »
Nice find...I see again they highlight how Japan is leading the world in AI applications.  I just hope my uncle Jethro finally gets the twin tub to answer the phone.

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Re: Interesting Article...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 02:58:56 pm »
Jethro?

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Re: Interesting Article...
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 03:06:29 pm »
My joke was obviously a little too well disguised...Jethro is fictional and a twin tub is an old type of washing machine.

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 03:13:32 pm »
lmao I got the twin tub...was Jethro that confused me hehe.

I was thinking....is he being serious or not here lol.

First thing to pop into my head was the Jethro Tull from the 70's heh  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 03:18:28 pm »
Yeah it was an odd choice I suppose, but it was the first old type name that popped into my head - so I really meant someone like the Jethro Tull of the 1700's  ;)