expert system

noun

: computer software that attempts to mimic the reasoning of a human specialist

Examples of expert system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, corporations around the world began to develop their own expert systems and a hardware industry sprang up around these investments. Martin Reeves, Fortune, 11 Dec. 2023 The first wave of AI was expert systems. IEEE Spectrum, 28 May 2019 Use automation and expert system tools to stitch stories where relevant. Shashank Tiwari, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 This allows the expert system to plot the optimal route around obstacles. David Hambling, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Worse, later the author describes a conversation between Eliza and another expert system, Parry, in the same way. David A. Teich, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Needless to say, expert systems can’t function beyond their rules. Alan Zeichick, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2017 For a particular diagnosis, an oncologist can study which of those rules was activated to validate that the expert system is working correctly. Alan Zeichick, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expert system was in 1977

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“Expert system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expert%20system. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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