The History of AI - what can we learn from the past?

Submitted by Håkan Silfvernagel

Talk Abstract:

Nowadays AI is all the hype, but what many might not know is that AI is an established discipline originating from a workshop in the 1950s. In this talk I will present the historical milestones of AI from the originating workshop up until present days. In addition we will look into the crystal ball in order to see what the future might have in store.

We will start out our journey by looking at what happened in a workshop in Dartmouth in the 1950’s which started it all. Then we’ll be reviewing a number of areas where AI initially was put to use between 1950-1970. We’ll cover the AI winter in the 1980’s and its’ reasons.

In the second part of the talk we’ll cover applications and milestones from the 1990’s and onwards. Finally we’ll look into the crystal ball and try to see where AI might takes us in the future.

About Håkan Silfvernagel

Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.

Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).