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fifth-generation computer

[′fifth ‚jen·ə¦rā·shən kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer that would use artificial intelligence techniques to learn, reason, and converse in natural languages resembling human languages.
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fifth-generation computer

A computer that exhibits artificial intelligence (AI). We are entering the fifth generation. See computer generations, AI and Turing test.
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As a ten-year Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project reaches its final stage, Japan has embarked on a new five-year Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering (LIFE) plan dealing with research and development efforts in fuzzy logic applications.
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Five years ago, we lived in fear of the Japanese Fifth Generation Computer Project.
Japanese giants such as Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Matsushita are reaping the fruits of the efforts that they started ten years ago at the beginning of the ten-year Fifth Generation Computer Systems Project.
The decade-long Fifth Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) project ended last June with mixed feelings about its outcome.
The Role of Logic Programming in the Fifth Generation Computer Project.
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When the Japanese Fifth Generation Computer project was launched in the early 1980s, data-processing professionals along with the world press were quick to appreciate the strategic goals and background ideas of the project which has since been referred to as "Japan's challenge." Soon, next-generation computing projects and programs, like MCC in the U.S., ESPRIT in Europe and ALVEY in Great Britain emerged as a response to this challenge.
May 10 3rd International Conference on Fifth Generation Computer Systems, Tokyo, Japan.
Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry wants to spend two more years and a few more million dollars on its fifth generation computers. MITI has already spent over 10 years and $400 million on the project.
Besides producing images and crunching numbers, Fifth Generation computers will talk to their operators and follow spoken commands.