Accession Number:

ADA242563

Title:

Summary of the Northeast Artificial Intelligence Consortium (NAIC)

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Sep 84-Dec 89,

Corporate Author:

ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The underlying goals leading to the development of the NAIC were to upgrade and increase the volume of Artificial Intelligence research directed toward the improvement of Air Force C3l system capabilities, and to intensify the transfer of that research towards the solution of military problems. The approach took the form of a substantial technical research program with additional, desirable activities focused on education and technology transfer. The quality of technical research within the program ran the gamut from a few very high-quality efforts, to a more abundant number of mediocre efforts, to a few efforts of poor quality. Some of the successful work has been continued in follow-on projects and included in expanded programs focused on similar technical areas. The poor performance within some projects has been reflected in the reluctance of some Rome Lab and AFOSR Program Managers to support other long-term work within another consortium-type of program. Consortium educational activities were to include cooperative educational opportunities among member universities, aggressive faculty and student recruitment, expansion of educational programs for Rome Lab personnel, and an expansion of Al resources within member schools through active pursuit of additional government and industry benifactors.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE