Accession Number:

ADA255221

Title:

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Computer Systems in the Army

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

This study is an analysis of the evolution of artificial intelligence and expert computer systems in the U.S. Army and the role the Army should play in the future evolution of these technologies. This study investigates the Armys approach to the development and use of these computer systems. It will assess whether the Army should play a leadership or a follower role in the development of these systems. The Armys decision to either lead or follow in these technologies will have significant effects on the limited resources of tomorrows smaller and less resourced force. This study will examine these issues given the trend in reduced fiscal resources and personnel. The civilian sectors development and use of these systems are evaluated to determine benefits to the Army through the use of these systems. The adaptability of these systems to various Army requirements are evaluated as are the near and far term costs of these systems. This study concludes that the U.S. Army should play a follower role in the future evolution of both expert computer systems and artificial intelligence. The Army should exploit current technologies and help guide the civilian community in the research and development of military applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE