Artificial Intelligence went under what is called the “AI Winter” because of many factors.
- Exaggeration of future achievements
- False Predictions
- Underestimation of the problem handled
Researchers after achieving some of the objectives were too over confident about the future achievements and held lot of claims stating that AI would be completed in a decade or less.
The government after funding a lot of AI projects requested reports regarding its progress but researchers had finally realized that the problem wasn’t so easy as predicted and hence couldn’t achieve what they had claimed which includes failure in speech recognition , machine translation , expert systems and even neural network and this in-turn led to cutbacks in funds.