5th generation of computer Brian R. Gaines. This book is written for york university. This book is also written for University of Toronto and University of Calgary. The 5th generation start from 1981 to on word. In 1981 the Japanese scientists start working on the fifth generation of computing systems (FGCS). Furthermore, this will integrate with very large scale integration (vlsi) and data base system. It also integrate with artificial intelligence and human computer interface. It also deal with new range of computer which are similar to persons in their own respect. The results was shocking at beginning but then it was redesign. This book consists of 11 topics and contains 53 pages.
Chapters of 5th generation of computer:
The following are the list of chapters:
The 5th generation shock:
The 5th generation shock the world. It includes the VLSI, AI, HCI, DBMS, and FGCS. A complete description is available at the end of the book.
Objectives of 5th generation:
Every computer or system has some objectives. The objective of 5th generation is to have a computer with 10 billion floating point operations a second (10 GFLOPS). It should also have a one billion bytes memory with a speed of 1.5 billion bytes a second.
In VLSI system the intelligence is improved to match the human being. The machine interface will be nearier to the human system. A complete description is available at the end of the book.
The Earlier generations:
Precursors in AI Developments:
The greatest surprise is the advancement in AI research. Likewise a complete cycle is shows advancement in AI research.
Precursors in HCI Developments:
A machine could be reliable of how easily operator gets the results. In addition, the AI should concentrate on person and computer to solve the problem jointly.
Present, past and future generation:
This book have a list of all the past, present, and future generation of computers. A computer details is available at the end of the book.
The ICOT Program:
The ICOT program involves 27 projects. These projects has well define objectives and constraints. The following are the list of these projects.
- basic application system
- basic software systems
- running on new advanced architecture
- connected as distributed function architecture
- built with VLSI technology
- Running across levels are systematization technology projects for system integration
- development supporting technology project
- The Realism of the FGCS Program
Impact of FGCS:
This chapter focus on the impact of social needs on the generation computer system. The earlier projects list the application of FGCS its expectation, and improvement. A complete description is available at the end of book.
A Hierarchy of Needs:
This chapter focus on the usage of technology. The technology used in commercial and also in social term.
Computing as a New Medium:
A new medium of communication is given in FGCS. Furthermore, a figure is showing in this chapter to highlight this communication issue. A complete details is available at the end of the book.
Firstly, the 5th generation has made an advancement in the field of AI. Furthermore, this generation is a time of major changes. Similarly it focus on the social impact of computing. The range of 5th generation technology integration is very difficult. To conclude, this generation has made a huge achievement in the field of computing.