The Computing World
Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The computer is a revolutionary technology that is a part of every ones daily life. Pioneers in the 1800s and the early 1900s set forth the foundations for todays modern computer. The evolution of computers has brought us powerful intelligent machines that simplify research, machine operation, business accounting and put man in outer space. Over time computers have shrunk in size but became much more powerful in capability. This is primarily due to the introduction of the integrated circuit. Integrated circuits called microprocessors are the hearts of todays computer. This is where the technology is most rapidly advancing and competitive. Just over the last ten years microprocessors have realized 100 times increase in capability. Japan and the United States are the world leaders in this technology. Are computers going to replace humans Todays artificial intelligence applications are stretching the limits of todays computers. They may very well replace humans via use of neural networks and fuzzy logic.
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