TA of AI

  • R. Trappl
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 106)


In 1985, according to a recent article in Business Week (Smith, 1985), companies in the USA will spend an estimated $74 million, almost twice the 1984 total, to develop expert systems and purchase software “tool kits” that allow them to build, their own decision-making systems. Sales of LISP-machines will “soar” (Business Week’s wording) to $364 million in 1985, up 59% over last year. Symbolics and LMI project their revenues will grow 50% to 100% (our institute had to contribute). An estimated 150 companies will spend more than $1 billion this year to maintain in-house AI groups. Etc., etc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Trappl
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  1. 1.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of ViennaAustria

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