Full title: AT&T Briefings on Software Technology: Expert Systems
Aimed at software programmers, this 1986 educational video explains how to integrate expert, specific knowledge into software programs. A number of examples are used; below is a rough outline of what is covered. This film would have been used in a higher-education classroom setting, as well as in software design workplaces.Topics covered:
- Expert Systems: What are they?
- Knowledge Engineering: How is expertise acquired, and how is it embodied in a system?
- Examples of Expert Systems:
- CASNET (glaucoma treatment)
- ELAS (Earth resources Laboratory Application Software) and how it was applied to petroleum exploration
- British Steel, Lackenby (process control)
- Knowledge Representation and Search: how are these elements integrated in a program?
- ACE or the Automated Cable Expert(ise): a profile of the specific diagnostic program within AT&T using artificial intelligence to make decisions regarding telephone cable maintenance. Implemented 1982-83 within the Bell System.
The following Labs scientists appear in the film:
- Gregg Vesonder
- Mitch Marcus
- Casimir A. Kulikowski
- Fred Miller
- Jon Bentley
- William Gale
Footage Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ