Coined in 1984 at the American Association of Artificial intelligence (now the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence or AAAI), the various boom and bust periods of AI research and funding lead AI researchers Marvin Minsky and Roger Schank to refer to the then-impending bust period as an AI Winter. Canadian AI researcher Daniel Crevier describes the phenomenon as a domino effect that begins with cynicism in the AI research community that then trickles to mass media and finally to funding bodies. The result is a freeze in serious AI research and development. This initial pessimism is mainly attributed to the overly ambitious promises that AI can yield with the actual results being far humbler than expectations.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Past, Present, and Future of AI|
|Editors||Philip Frana, Michael J. Klein|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|