Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Third Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-91) was collocated with AAAI-91 and held July 14-19, 1991, in Anaheim, California.
This conference aims to promote applications of the highest caliber in AI. To be included, a contribution must demonstrate innovation from a technical, economical, managerial, or application domain perspective. It must also represent a successful application in actual use in an operational environment. Each conference proceeding is a casebook for the businessperson—showing in a variety of domains what can be done with the current technology as well as practical problems that arise in its application. As in many computational disciplines, research in AI is driven by applications—especially those pressing on the frontiers of what we know how to design and implement. By highlighting both the successes and the problems actually faced by the appliers of today’s AI technology, the IAAI series aims to suggest areas ripe for research. In addition to describing the application domains of their systems, how the systems operate, and the AI technology they use, authors are asked to cover a variety of other dimensions. These include payoff in terms of competitive advantage gained, enhanced quality or productivity; cost of development and deployment in terms of time, personnel, and equipment; mechanisms by which validation of performance has been achieved; and maintenance, including automated knowledge-base update in dynamic environments.
There is one common theme that stands out in IAAI-91: Almost all applications are integrated with or embedded in the very core of the information systems used in today’s business environment. They are intimately connected with the mainline company databases, financial systems, design systems, and manufacturing facilities. We believe this is a striking indication that AI tools have become peers among the traditional computational tools in the business toolbox.
Reid Smith and Carlisle Scott