Artificial Intelligence – Section 1

6. PROLOG is an AI programming language which solves problems with a form of symbolic logic known as predicate calculus. It was developed in 1972 at the University of Marseilles by a team of specialists. Can you name the person who headed this team?

A. Alain Colmerauer
B. Nicklaus Wirth
C. Seymour Papert
D. John McCarthy
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. Alain Colmerauer

7. Programming a robot by physically moving it through the trajectory you want it to follow is called:

A. contact sensing control
B. continuous-path control
C. robot vision control
D. pick-and-place control
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. continuous-path control

8. To invoke the LISP system, you must enter

A. AI
B. LISP
C. CL (Common Lisp)
D. both b and c
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. both b and c

9. DEC advertises that it helped to create “the world’s first expert system routinely used in an industrial environment,” called XCON or:

A. PDP-11
B. Rl
C. VAX
D. MAGNOM
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: B. Rl

10. Prior to the invention of time sharing, the prevalent method of computer access was:

A. batch processing
B. telecommunication
C. remote access
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. batch processing

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