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AALL Spectrum / September/October 2017 / Volume 22, Number 1

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 | AALL SPECTRUM 21 How information professionals can put AI tools into practice. BY ED WALTERS A rticial intelligence (AI) has been around in some form for more than half a century. e term was coined at a con- ference of computer scientists at Dartmouth in 1956. e scientists there believed that, just as machines during the Industrial Revolution had replaced arduous physical labor, soware could similarly replace the cognitive labor of people. During the decades that followed, computer scientists created soware that could take on increasingly dicult, discrete tasks. Today, many com- puter scientists believe that we are on the cusp of a breakthrough in AI, and that this new generation of AI systems will transform knowledge work every bit as much as the Industrial Revolution transformed industry. READ/WRITE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LIBRARIES

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