The University of Sussex

Intelligent systems: a brief overview

Aaron Sloman

The study of intelligent knowledge based systems (IKBS) is now widely acknowledged to be of crucial importance for the future of Information Technology. As computing systems become increasingly powerful and complex they will need to be given knowledge and intelligence, both to make good use of the new power in performing complex tasks, and also to enable people to instruct, control, interrogate or modify them: significant improvements to the man-machine interface will require machines sharing human knowledge and reasoning powers. This document is an attempt to characterise the field.

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