AI winter

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AI winter

The time period roughly from the 1980s until the turn of the century when there were only small improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Expert systems, the precursors to AI, were having limited success, and LISP, the preeminent AI programming environment required expensive workstations. Eventually, everyday PCs became powerful enough to accomplish the same results. See AI and LISP.
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The field was born with the AI Spring of 1956, when key developments made machine intelligence seem just around the corner, and enjoyed a long season of optimism until the harsh AI Winter of 1974.
We are in the midst of an AI spring, and it's an exciting time for the AI community.
Today, we are witnessing a resurgence of interest in "all things AI"; "AI Spring" seems to have arrived.
The two panels will explore intelligent systems in biopharmaceutical R&D and the advent of the AI spring.