Douglas Lenat

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American entrepreneur and researcher in artificial intelligence

Why Is Douglas Lenat Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Douglas Bruce Lenat is the CEO of Cycorp, Inc. of Austin, Texas, and has been a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence; he was awarded the biannual IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 1976 for creating the machine learning program, AM. He has worked on machine learning , knowledge representation, "cognitive economy", blackboard systems, and what he dubbed in 1984 "ontological engineering" . He has also worked in military simulations, and numerous projects for US government, military, intelligence, and scientific organizations. In 1980, he published a critique of conventional random-mutation Darwinism. He authored a series of articles in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence exploring the nature of heuristic rules.

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