Methods and Tools for Assessing Limits of System Intelligence
Methods and Tools for Assessing Limits of
Search Technology, Inc.
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William B. Rouse
Intelligent systems technology is envisioned as being an important component of future
aviation and space systems. Expert systems for mission planning, flight control,
and flight management are primary examples. While the ability to build intelligent
systems has been demonstrated, we do not understand their properties in ways that
we understand, for example, control systems. Limitations of the physical and behavioral
models that underlie intelligent systems can lead to undesirable behaviors analogous
to oscillation and instability in traditional systems. This project will develop
methods and tools for analyzing intelligent systems and predicting likely undesirable
behaviors. The overall methodology will involve iterative use of analytical and
empirical methods to assess internal consistency and external validity, respectively.
The eventual product will be computer-based tools for analyzing designs of intelligent
systems such as are likely to be part of future NASA systems, as well as a plethora
of commercial systems.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Applications: Computer-based tools for assessing intelligent
systems could be applied in aviation, space, manufacturing, power, and process industries.