Who was the famous Princeton computer scientist who first studied cellular automata?
Who inspired him and what was the ultimate theoretical goal of his research in this area?
What is the Game of Life, who devised it and what is the premise behind it?
What is a stochastic process and give some examples.
In what kinds of situations would it be desirable to use forward chaining and when might backward chaining be more appropriate?
What is conflict resolution? What is aging, refreshing, and recycling in terms of conflict resolution?
Describe three other conflict resolution techniques.
Describe briefly the history of production systems.
Why are production systems an important AI topic? Give five synonyms for production systems.
Describe the components of a rule-based expert system.
How might production systems be a metaphor for the human brain? Give five advantages of production systems for building an expert system.