Accession Number : ADA186703

Title :   Expert Systems in the Military: Too Early?.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Walker, John M.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Provides a survey of the current state of a subset of artificial intelligence, expert systems in respect to whether the military commander should consider using these computer programs to make or help make his or her decisions. Historical background of artificial intelligence and expert systems precedes an in-depth discussion of expert systems development, testing, and user problems. An evaluation is made that the technology is not yet developed sufficiently to make reliable, and accurate military decisions. Recommendations and conclusions are drawn on the research.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, BACKGROUND, HISTORY, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, USER NEEDS, OPERATIONAL READINESS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE