All of the contributions in this book have a practical slant, showing how AI has been successfully applied to a wide spectrum of domains and tasks in aerospace, banking and finance, biotechnology, emergency services, law, manufacturing design and assembly, media and music, the military, operations management, personnel management, and retail packaging. They provide an excellent sampling of the types of applications coming on line. Systems architectures and development strategies are addressed along with tactical issues, payback data, and real benefits.
The applications include: An Intelligent Training System for Space Shuttle Flight Controllers. An Advisor for Financial Analysis of Automobile Dealerships. The Intelligent Banking System. An Intelligent Assistant for Foreign Traders. The PepPro Peptide Synthesis Expert System. MannTall: A Rescue Operations Assistant. An Expert System for Legal Consultation. CAN BUILD. A Knowledge-Based Integrated Circuit Design Critic. Times: An Expert System for Media Planning. Wolfgang: Musical Composition by Emotional Computation. MacPlan: A Mixed Initiative Approach to Airlift Planning. Naval Battle Management Decision Aiding. Planning the Discharging and Loading of Container Ships. The Ford Motor Company Direct Labor Management System. An Expert System for Rigid Plastic Food Package Design.
Herbert Schorr is Director of the USC Information Sciences Institute and Alain Rappaport is President of Neuron Data. Copublished with The AAAI Press.