1. The State of the Art: What can AI do today? A concise answer is difficult because there are so many activities in so many subfields. Here we sample a few applications other appear throughout the book.
2. Autonomous Planning and Scheduling: A hindered million miles from Earth NASA Remote agent program became the first on board autonomous planning program to control the scheduling of operations for a spacecraft( Jansson eta 2000). Remote agent generated plans from high level goals specified from the ground and it monitored the operation of the spacecraft as the plans were executed detecting diagnosing and recovering from problems as they occurred.
3. Game Playing IBM s Deep Blue : became the first computer program to defeat the world champion in a chess match when it bested Garry kasparov by a score of 305 to 2.5 in an exhibition match ( Goodman and keen 1997) kasparov said that he felt a new kind of intelligence across the board from him. Newsweek magazine descried the match as. The brain s last stand.
4. Autonomous Control : The ALVINN computer vision system was trained to steer acre to keep it followings a lane. it was placed in CMU s NAVLAB computer controlled minivan and used to navigate across the united states for 2850 miles it was in control of steering the vehicle 98% of the time. A human took over the other 2% mostly at exit ramps. NAVLAB has video cameras that transmit road images to ALVINN which then computers the best direction to steer based on experience from previous training runs.